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I love Jockey’s mission to help people understand there is value to each and every person on this earth, beyond what’s on the surface. Growing up, you never know where life will take you. As you grow older, you start to learn more and understand how the world works. As you learn, certain values become more and more important, and these values shape who you are as a person. Marrying someone in the military has taught me more than I could ever imagine. Through our time in the military, I have learned quite a bit. Like how to move your house every 2-3 years and still stay organized! So when Jockey asked me to #ShowEm what’s underneath with my meme [create your own using the Showem Meme Generator], I knew that I wanted to share how I learned perseverance as a military wife and mother.
If you want to learn perseverance, nothing will teach you better than having to wait. Waiting for your spouse to get their first orders. Waiting for your spouse to get back from deployment. Waiting for your child to get here, as your spouse is deployed. Holding your breath, until you get that phone call that your spouse is okay. Waiting is a large part of learning perseverance.
Going through the hard times
Being a military wife and mother has its good moments, but there are truly some hard times. When it comes down to it, those hard times helped me to learn perseverance. While the hard times were not something I would wish on anyone, they helped make me who I am today.
Doing things on my own
While I am blessed to have a very sturdy support system, there are some things you just learn to do on your own. When your spouse is deployed or on the job, there is only so much you can do. You just learn to wake up every day and face the world. Sometimes the world has nice things to offer and sometimes not-so-much.
Trial and error
I have learned so much over the years from trial and error. Being a military spouse and mother, you learn so much. At first, you are scared and timid about the decisions you make. Over time, you learn to make good decisions because you have finally learned. Want to learn perseverance? Learn from your mistakes!
Teaching my children
As a military wife and mother, my #1 priority has always been to walk my kids down the best path. I always have spoken highly of their dad, what he has done, and what we have been through as a family. My kids have learned so much through being a military family, it has taught us all perseverance. I could not be more proud of what my little family has overcome.
Stand with Jockey
I encourage you to check out Jockey’s Showem Meme Generator! You can showcase awesome memes to help show the world the authentic version of yourself. You can use this meme generator to help the world see who you really are inside. My theme is perseverance, and I would love to hear your story of Perseverance, Courage, or Family. Share your story in the comments and create your own captioned photo today to #ShowEm what’s underneath!
I’m so thankful for every single experience I have had as a military wife and mother, especially everything it has taught me.
I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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