Sure, it was cool to be on a tv show. Yes, it's neat to be treated like a star for a day. But really, WHAT'S THE POINT? I'm glad you asked. The point to all of this, the reason I blog, the reason I flew out to LA to be on a show is very simple. It's about supporting military spouses just like you and me who are nearly always the silent warriors of these wars that have been going on for so long now. We constantly told on the news, on commercials, in magazines, and in all sorts of places how much people support the troops today. "Support the troops" is a familiar mantra. Of course, no one ever wants to see the horrors that awaited soldiers as they came home from Vietnam. Our soldier spouses are treated as heros every where they turn. That's how it should be. And yet, military spouses and family members often are forgotten. We do so much to support our soul mates who are fighting for our freedoms, and we do it selflessly.
Military spouses are the unsung heros of these wars. We are the ones who hold it all together, who support our soldiers while they serve their country. And while some may forget the sacrifices of family members, I will continue to do everything I can to support our spouses. That's the point. It's about doing everything we can lift each other up, to be the one who stands in the gap for our fellow spouse who doesn't think he/she can go on any longer. It's about being there to help bear the burden that we all are weighed down by at one time or another. It's about being there to look another spouse, one who feels like he or she is at the end of their rope, in the eye and tell them, "you are not alone." So if you are reading this blog and you are having one of "those days," just remember that you truly aren't alone in this struggle. YOU are the point to all of this. YOU are worth it!