23. January 2012 · Comments Off on Gabby Giffords, MSOY? · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , , , , , ,

The Fayetteville Observer has a great story in the paper today about me and the two other Bragg wives who’ve been nominated for Military Spouse of the Year. Here’s a link to the story:

You can vote for me here until February 3rd, when voting on this first round (the Branch representative round) ends. AND PLEASE DO VOTE FOR ME! But, if you’ve got a minute, read the profiles of the other spouses (because there’s a husband who has been nominated, too — Love that!). Reading what some of them have accomplished and committed themselves to doing, despite all sorts of obstacles, has literally moved me to tears. I am truly very honored and humbled to be in their ranks. It’s hard to think of this as a competition when I find myself voting for my “competitors”…

It’s no secret that I’m partial to military families. Over and again we do the impossible, and usually with a smile on our face. This was even more apparent yesterday when Gabrielle Giffords, the only military spouse in Congress, announced she was resigning this week. As you no doubt recall, she’s been recovering from a gunshot to the head after an assassin tried to kill her last year. In this video she says that she still has a lot of recovering left to do and that stepping down is the right thing for her constituents.

Maybe we need her as a write-in candidate for Military Spouse of the Year? Seriously… what an amazing woman!