SpouseBUZZ has talked with First Lady Maria Shriver's office re some military family issues, and we're thrilled to learn of Maria's strong admiration for, and commitment to, military families. Today we received a message from Maria to pass along to you:
As the First Lady of California, I have had remarkable opportunities to meet with military families across the state. From Travis Air Force Base to Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar, I have been amazed by the strength and spirit of military families. I believe that military families serve, too, and your sacrifice and service is truly deserving of our respect and admiration.
Through my experience speaking with military families and learning about their inspirational stories I realized that they had more to teach me than I could share with them. So I invite you to join me in a special project, 10 Tips for Military Families by Military Families, and share your advice as a military spouse, parent and family member. What is one piece of advice you would like to share with other military families? Your thoughts will go a long way to help military families who can benefit from your experiences. My goal is to share these tips with military families through my website and other opportunities that may arise.
Please, email and share your advice by October 30th. You are welcome to leave your comments and remain anonymous.
Thank you, Maria Shriver, California's First Lady
Maria will be posting these tips on her website soon. Email your advice to Mariaby clicking here, but also feel free to leave your tips here in the comment section.
If you were asked to offer one piece of advice to a new military spouse (or family), what would it be?Mine is: Keep a healthy sense of humor, even when things look bleak. Laughter will take you a long way, especially when it comes to military life.... Right, airforcewife?