POSITIVE TIPS THAT CAN HELP MILITARY FAMILIES DURING A DEPLOYMENT…………
What do you do to pass the time when your service member deploys? I have found that starting new projects and surrounding myself with POSITIVE people is crucial to my own sanity.... It may not work for you, but it has worked in my own life...
You can find what works specifically for you so that this next deployment wont break you down... I know that nothing can take the place of having your spouse at home, but these tips can help that deployment time pass by so much better.... At least try them out and see if it is the right thing for you....
Deployments are a time when many military spouses break down…I think it should be just the opposite…. I believe that you you should use that time alone to work on yourself BOTH Spiritually and Mentally. Do not fall apart, INSTEAD you should get yourself together....
Some simple yet helpful tips that MIGHT just help you this deployment:
*STAY CONNECTED IN EVERY WAY
* INVEST IN A GREAT COMPUTER WITH A WEB CAM. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SKYPE YET, THEN IT IS TIME TO GET IT! SEEING A REAL PICTURE OF HUBBY IS CRUCIAL FOR YOUNG KIDS AND IT ALLOWS YOU TO TALK TO YOUR SPOUSE IN REAL TIME
*DO NOT GET ANGRY WHEN YOUR MILITARY SPOUSE CAN NOT CONTACT YOU. STAY FLEXIBLE AND REMEMBER THAT BEING ACTIVE DUTY IN THE MILITARY IS NOT A 9 TO 5 JOB. THE HOURS MAY CHANGE AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT
*REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES THAT YOU SHARED TOGETHER AS A FAMILY AND DO NOT FOCUS ON ANYTHING THAT MAY BE NEGATIVE
*FIND A SUPPORT GROUP IN YOUR AREA…OR START ONE YOURSELF
*WRITE LETTERS AND TELL YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE JUST HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU…IT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER AND IT WILL SURELY BRIGHTEN THE DAY OF THE MILITARY MEMBER AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILY
ABOVE ALL…..CHERISH EVERY MOMENT YOU HAVE WITH YOUR SPOUSE
I would love to hear what you have done in the past to get through a difficult deployment. Maybe by sharing your story here on the blog today we can help a first time military wife as she watches her hubby deploy for the first time.
God Bless you all!
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LASHON CAMPBELL RESIDES IN OCEANWAY, FLORIDA WITH HER HUSBAND A COMMAND MASTER CHIEF AND THEIR 3 CHILDREN.