It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.
I know it is often said “…check in on those you love”. But yesterday was truly that for me. There were several posts, messages, and more from military spouses. And yes, I checked with a few myself.
It’s been almost 10 years since Joel (hubby) retired from the Marines but I don’t think there’s a way to escape this way of life. I thought the scars from deployments, field operations, concerts, trips, and more had healed. But today I found out that all of that can come rushing back with one report stating that there are Marines that have been killed or injured. And then, just like we had never left, friends are checking on each other and trying to make sense of losing some of our “own”.
These friends have seen me at my worst and my best…and have helped. I don’t know how else to explain it. So for all of my military spouse friends I am praying for you and for God’s hand to keep you safe. And for all the active duty or retired I pray you rest well in knowing that you are serving or served well.
So if you have a good friend contact them. Make them feel loved. In the last couple of years things haven’t been so predictable. But it’s a great reminder what a difference a smile, note, or phone call can make.
With inky fingers,