November is here! November is probably one of my favorite months of the year. I love autumn: the colorful trees, frost on the grass in the morning, little-boys discovering their breath hanging in the air and of course Thanksgiving. (My favorite holiday of all, but I’m sure I’ll get to write more about that later this month.)
Another reason November is so great? This year it is the 13th annual Military Family Appreciation Month! There is so much going on in November it is pretty easy to overlook that one, but I for one appreciate the appreciation :). Is your local installation planning anything special for the month? Contact your Family Service Center, Family Readiness Group, Youth Center and find out! If not plan something:
- Take the family out to see something new, a new museum, a new park. Think about the things your family is getting to see that most families will not get to experience;
- Visit a local military-historical marker;
- Start a journal, write an essay, draw a picture detailing what makes your military-family unique. Take pride in the fact that *YOU*, as a member of the military-family, make a difference!
The military-lifestyle is unique. We have challenges and hurdles but we also have the pride of being the family behind our service members who proudly serve. We have the opportunity to to expand our world-view and our horizons; see the sights; really discover ourselves. Enjoy this month!