You Might Be A Military Spouse If...

May is Military Appreciation Month!! 
I want to say a HUGE thank you to all our military and their families! 

Rag doll made out of daddy's old ACU. 

We are a military family and some friends and I have come up with some fun ways you may recognize a Military Spouse.

You might be a military spouse if you...

1. Take your phone with you to go pee.

2. Get excited about decorating the flaps on a box. 

3. Get teary eyed at the post office. *I did this when I sent off my first care package.

4. Can fill out a customs form in seconds.  

5. Have a dirty shirt of theirs that you refuse to wash because it still smells like them. 

6. Live for video chatting. 

7. Strangers think you are a single parent. 

8. Half the laundry basket is camouflage. 

9. Only know your spouse's co-workers by their last names. 

10. Know what ACU, FRG, SGT, NCO and PCS means. 

11. Have young children that tell you everyday, "Daddy is taking to long to come home."

12. You cry over a missed phone call. 

13. Know plans change all the time. 

14. Are going to bed when your spouse is waking up. 

15. Consider homecomings to be the best holiday of the year. 

16. Sleep with your phone. 

17. Play back your spouse's voice message just to hear their voice.

18. Your little one can not read yet but can point out where Afghanistan is on the map. 

19. Get excited when you and your spouse are in the same time zone. 

20. Wake up in the middle of the night and check to see if you received an email from your spouse. 

I hope you enjoyed this list! 

I pray over our military and their families almost everyday. They need our prayers, support and encouragement! I encourage you to love on a military family next time you see one pass your way. They really do appreciate the kind words and support. 

Share this post with all your military family and friends!

I'd love for you to comment if you have any you'd think should be added to the list. :)

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Starla J. 

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  1. These are all so true! I freak if I leave the phone in the next room. Might miss a call. And homecomings are the best holiday of the year.

    1. I do the same!! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. I love the doll especially. Awesome.

  3. Such a great list. Thanks for sharing. I married my husband after he left the service. So appreciative of all our service men and women.

  4. Hi Starla - It's been awhile, but I got a little teary-eyed remembering. Thank you for sharing and God Bless our military. Would love for you to share this at our Patriot's Palooza party going on this week to honor our heroes for Memorial Day.

    Hugs, Holly

  5. Exactly true. We do have the same thing we do as a military spouse and it is nice to share and to know that we are not alone in this.


  6. These are poignant reminders of the joys and sacrifices our military families make. We are so thankful for you! My kids and I will be thinking of you and many other military friends and family as we place flowers on veterans' graves this Monday. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


    1. You are so welcome! Thank you for stopping by.

  7. These are all so true! I definitly take my phone EVERYwhere even just became a habit. I also had the teary eyed moment in the Post Office...luckily it was on base so everyone could relate. Great Post!

  8. Wow, this list brought tears to my eyes. Especially the one where your little one can point out Afghanistan. My thanks go out not only to our military, but to you, and all the women like you, who love them. I admire your strength and courage.

    1. Thank you for your kindness and encouragement. :)


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