Today marks the first Military Spouse Appreciation Day. While it’s certainly wonderful that there is finally some recognition for those who wait back home, it’s sad that they’ve confined it to those who are married.

What about the girlfriends and boyfriends who wait at home with no real expectations of commitment, who do not have years behind them to help anchor their hearts?

What about the fiancees who plan their weddings alone, hoping that what they are doing is what their Soldier wants them to do?

What about the mothers who sleep each night knowing that the beautiful child she gave birth to is oceans away, fighting battles that she cannot help him in?

What about the fathers? The friends? The siblings? What about those without rings? We matter no less to those we wait for. Why are we ignored?

Let’s not forget each other, no matter who else fails to remember us.


2 Responses to “MSAD”

  1. 1 Nicole

    Happy Military Spouse Day to you too!! It’s so true that we sometimes are “forgotten” ones since we aren’t official by law… My FMIL mentioned to me that as a fiance I’m in a very “gray area” since I’m more than just a friend, but unrecognized legally. I think we give just as much of ourselves as spouses do and am proud to be with my military man! šŸ™‚

    So, even if we aren’t a full fledged spouse, HAPPY MILITARY SPOUSE DAY TO US!!!

  2. 2 Ducal

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation šŸ™‚ Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Ducal

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