Friday, November 11, 2011

11-11-11 - Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day!

As a military spouse, it is my humble opinion that Veterans should be celebrated more often.  And as a military spouse, thinking about Veterans and the sacrifices they have given is an everyday thing, especially when you live on base and you see soldiers from every walk of life every single day.

I wasn't able to attend the Veterans Day program and either of the kids schools this week, as they really don't send out reminders of these events the way they did at their school in GA.  They have a small gym and would prefer not to have a lot of parents at many of these events because they don't have enough room to compensate everyone.  


Well, this past week, I was invited to attend the Resilient Spouse Academy, which is a conference put together to give spouses information about military life, coping with life in general and creating bonds withe families and other spouses.  

I was inspired!  I was a chance to meet with some wonderful ladies from all walks and phases of the military life, share ideas and gain and understanding for the hand we have been dealt, whatever that may be.  

As a senior spouse, I felt blessed to be a part of this group.  We are now one year shy of retirement and there are so many things I just didn't know.  There are tons of programs out there now, many that are through the ACS (Army Community Center) that are there to help families with ANYTHING they might need.  

NO ONE has to go through ANY situation alone!

Buying a car, dealing with finances, raising your kids, building a stronger marriage, going though hard financial times, or just needing someone to talk to.  ACS has you covered!  

Okay, I'm behind on the updates here, but I will do my best to get better with my blogging.  For those of you that are NOT on my FB page, you probably don't know that I now have a Work From Home contracting job!

(insert applause HERE!)

I am a program advisor for a school called Meditec and my job is to spread the word about the MyCAA program to Military Spouses, giving them the opportunity to enroll in a course at Meditec for FREE with the $4000 MyCAA grant.  

Easy, huh?  Well, you'd think that women that qualify wouldn't hesitate to take advantage of a free education, but not so.  So, I continuing inviting ladies to spread the word about the program, and I love being able to help military spouses make a difference in their lives.

I may have found my passion for now.  I really love working in a job that informs spouses of their benefits and I really love working with spouses on my Huachuca Wives page on FB and being able to give them information that might be beneficial to them at some point and being there to help answer questions as well.  I simply love the fact that I have the ability help in some way.  


Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

You're so right...there's just not enough celebrating on behalf of the veterans. The sacrifices that they make are priceless.

Congrats on the new job. I don't understand who wouldn't want a free education??? Are you getting settled in AZ? How's your dad doing?

Mommy Fabulous said...

My dad is doing good, thanks for asking. The MRIs have been coming back clear and we are simple staying in prayer that things will continue to go well. AZ is a different world from what I'm use to, but I'm adjusting. I have witnessed some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen here. So that is certainly a plus, right?


Marina at My Busy Children said...

It is great you got a new job and can work from home. Congratulations!

I agree, it is so unfair they do not let everyone know about the kids programs!