Proud Military Spouse

Friday, May 08, 2015

Are there rules about blogging twice in the same...three hours here in blogland? Probably. But since I was unaware of the link up that Jen was having for Military Spouse Appreciation Day and I already had my Five on Friday post ready to go, I'm switching up some things around here in order to participate in celebrating all the wonderful military spouses who work hard supporting their significant others and their families!

A little background before we get started, I have only been a military spouse for two years. I met Daniel and he almost immediately left for basic training and we've been together ever since. It has been a roller coaster of experiences and emotions, and I wouldn't change it for the world. Now, let's get to the questions, shall we?

1. Tell us about yourself and your blog
I'm Abbey. I'm a student on my way to becoming an elementary school teacher. I live in Los Angeles while my husband lives in North Carolina, seems weird right? I get the question a lot, "why wouldn't you want to live near your husband?" Of course I would love to, but right now, this is the smartest decision for us. I just recently started this blog because as a college student and young wife I am always experiencing new things that I don't want to forget later! If someone else can relate to my experiences along the way, then maybe I'm doing something right. 

2. What branch of the military are you associated with?
My husband is in the army :)

3. What is one thing you enjoy about the military lifestyle?
I enjoy the support system that I've found along the way. I've found that many of the strongest people you will meet on a military installation are the spouses and families. As someone new, I was immediately welcomed into the homes of someone of the most amazing women, and although we've already moved on to different places, I know I can still call them up today and catch up like there was no time between us. 

4. What advice would you give other spouses who are new?
You will often plan things that don't ultimately work out the way you hoped. When Daniel and I got married, we didn't have confirmation that he would even be showing up to the wedding until two days before. Talk about a stressed out bride. Keep in mind that everything will work out in the end, and as long as you make the most out of the situation you're in, you'll truly gain experience that you wouldn't even know is possible. 

Celebrate the military spouses in your life today, and leave your URL in the comments if you're stopping by for the link-up! 


  1. Completely agree about meeting the strongest people. And you really find your own inner strength through the process. Thanks for sharing!!

    Stopping by from the link-up:

  2. Thank you so much for linking up with us! :) I think it's awesome that you are continuing to pursue your goals. :) Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day! :)

    1. Thank you so much for helping to host! It's amazing to see how just one day can bring together so many supportive people. Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day :)

  3. Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!

  4. Thanks for linking up with us! Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day! I truly believe I have met some of the strongest people thanks to this lifestyle - and that just reaffirms my suspicions with you living on a different coast from your husband. One strong lady you must be!

    1. Thanks for hosting! Such a great thing to see how much support there is, even through the internet, for military spouses everywhere. Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day :)

  5. Thanks for sharing! I'm glad I found you through the link up- I'll be following :)

  6. I think it's awesome you are pursuing your dreams! happy mil spouse appreciation day ;)

  7. Wow! That's amazing that you're doing a LD marriage, I'll have to pick your brain for some advice! ;)


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