Saying “I love you” isn’t very difficult, but it can prove to be an issue when your spouse is deployed and communication isn’t easy. If you can’t talk on the phone every day, you might find it hard to communicate your love on a regular basis.
So the next best thing is to get creative with the methods through which you say “I love you.” Here are several creative things you can do from the home front that serve that purpose.
Moving houses can be intimidating in the first place, but having to move by yourself can be downright frightening. If you’re a military spouse, that might be the reality at some point in your life when your spouse is deployed.
“I am an active duty military spouse with two children and six ‘on my own’ moves under my belt,” said Roxanne Reed, Executive Director of the Military Spouse Foundation and Marine Corps spouse. “I’ll be honest — moving stressed me out to no end in the beginning, but now I see it as a time to clean out, reorganize and start fresh.”
My husband often complains when people stop and thank him when he is in uniform. He says, “I’m just doing my job, it makes me uncomfortable for people to thank me for doing my job.” I understand that to a degree.
He feels like there are so many servicemembers who have died, suffered and sacrificed so much that his contribution is relatively small. I try to remind him that people are thanking him because he is willing to do all of those things for his country and that’s enough.
But what about the people who call you out for more malicious reasons?