2. Not Affiliated With a Duty Station
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Share your military spouse story:
I guess I need to start at the beginning when we met. When I first met jonathan I had no idea he was in the military, when I found out it scared me I thought I didn’t want that kind of a lifestyle and completely blocked him out of my life. Well one day I literally ran into him in person and we’ve been together ever since. We got married March of 2018. We have 3 boys. It wasn’t easy jumping in when he’s been doing it 9 1/2 years. This last year alone has been a crazy one, he has been sent all over the US while the kids and I have been here at home. I’m not going to tell you it’s been easy because it hasn’t. It’s been an experience and It’s most definitely made me a stronger person. I am beyond proud of my husband and everything he does. Like they say I have the hardest job in the Navy. To keep everything together here at home. To answer the daily questions “where is daddy? when will he be home?” It takes a special person to be able to truly do this job, keep it all together, and the keep the marriage as strong as what ours is. It takes a lot of strength to be 36 weeks pregnant and get the phone call I’m not coming home yet and thinking “Oh crap! I’m going to have this baby alone” Then him showing up last Min. The car getting crushed by a tree 2 weeks before he left for 7 months. It definitely will test you but it’s worth it. To see how happy it makes him. I know I haven’t been through nearly the amount some of these spouses have. I have gotten a taste of it and it’s not an easy job but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Describe your involvement in the military community:
We don’t have much involvement with the military community. We don’t live on base.
Share an example of your leadership experience within the military community:
I haven’t had the opportunity to have much involvement with the community but would love the opportunity to be a part of it! I would love to be able to talk to spouses let them vent. I know that alone feeling and I want to be able to help.
Describe how you support your community:
We don’t live on a base or community.
What platform do you advocate for? Why?
How have you spread the message of your platform?
What do you hope to accomplish with the AFI Military Spouse of the Year®
To give the spouses more help in what to expect when the military member is away. Give them an open ear to talk to. They have to keep it bottled up and together for everyone. Try to make it more known that the members need more help when they get home. Give spouses a better name than the horrible stuff I keep seeing on social media.
Emily is my wife she goes above and beyond while I’m gone. She does great with our 3 kids and the house. I am grateful for everything that Emily does while I’m gone! She makes sure that everything is done and make sure to send me food while I’m gone.
- by jonathan s davis