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On Being Brave As A Military Spouse
Do you consider yourself brave? When I was first asked this question, I wanted to say no, but then I thought about what being brave means. And maybe I am braver than I thought.
Being brave means to step out of your comfort zone and do something that you are afraid to do. Being brave is moving ahead and accomplishing something you never even thought you would have to do. Being brave is doing the right thing even when it is difficult to do so.
I was brave when my husband and I decided he would re-join the Army. I had no experience with the military and didn’t know what to expect. I stood by him and went ahead on that journey, even though I had no idea what I was in for.
I was brave when I flew with my then 18-month-old son from Kentucky to Germany to join my husband. I had never been overseas before and never been on a flight that long. We had to change planes twice, and that trip was quite the adventure.
I was brave when I gave birth without my husband by my side when he was deployed to Iraq. I got through the birth, even though I missed him being there with me. I didn’t want to have to do this, but I had to and in the end, I was able to handle it.
I was brave when I started sharing my stories on my blog. Stories of deployments and the challenges I have faced. I knew that sharing what I have been through would help others, even if being vulnerable hasn’t always been easy.
I was brave when my husband left for his 4th deployment, and I felt like I was going to break in half. Even though I had been through deployments before, I was pretty sure this one was going to break me. And it did.
I was brave when I realized I needed extra help during that deployment and went to see someone about what I was dealing with. I knew that I couldn’t get through the months ahead without extra help. And I was thankful I was able to get to a better place.
Being brave doesn’t have to mean doing something newsworthy, being brave means looking your fears in the face and deciding to move forward anyway, even when doing so seems too difficult. Take a look at your own life, think about the ways you have been brave, and know that you can be brave again in the future.
NBC is premiering its new drama The Brave Monday, September 25, 2017, which is tonight! The show will take us on a heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America’s elite undercover military heroes. This new show stars Demetrius Grosse, Anne Heche, and Natacha Karam.
This show looks intriguing and full of suspense. I am excited to see the first episode and how the show will come together to show us these military heroes. I think The Brave will be a fresh take on the military and could end up becoming a popular series.
Make plans to tune in to NBC tonight to watch this new series at 10/9c!