Being a Mother & Granny, I have to admit that I was quite leery when our daughter told us a friend of hers nominated her for Military Spouse of the Year 2013. I thought "is this the kind of thing that would bring honor & glory to God? Or is this just an 'I'm better' type contest?" We had watched the television special where Oprah surprised the MSOY 2012 and I saw the stories of these ladies (and one man). We already know many other mil-spouses and wounded warriors ... and they sacrifice so much for our country. They stand alongside their loved ones and never know how they will come home. They are truly my heroes.
**Now for the disclaimer ... I know I may be in the minority here, but I am not a "talk show" fan at all --
never have been & probably never will be. However,
I AM A FAN OF MILITARY SPOUSES.
Maybe a person needs to actually be close to a military spouse during their loved ones deployments, (God forbid) injuries, or just on a day to day routine ... but I think mil-spouses are some of our nation's finest. I've told my daughter & some of her friends that I want THEM to have my back ... I would trust them with my life & I'm sure I can count on them to come to my rescue if I need it. I've seen how they have supported my daughter during this past year of 'Joe's deployment, Tag's birth, 'Joe's injuries, Walter Reed ...
And, more than anything, I know my daughter's heart. What you will read in her blog post about this contest is from her heart for our wounded warrior families. She links her MSOY 2013 nomination video at the end of her post, so feel free to click on it and see what an awesome daughter God blessed my husband & me with. And, if you feel so inclined, you are more than welcomed to share this with your friends & family. As she has said, it's not about *her*, but rather about giving her an advanced opportunity to work even harder for our wounded warrior families ... especially the children.
So, I think this proud Mommy has written enough ...ACU's, Stiletto Shoes, and Pretty Pink Tutus: Why I decided to "run" for Military Spouse of the Year 2013