Tuesday, March 11, 2014


A month or so ago, I shared a blog posting from SpouseBuzz that infuriated me. The posting listed things that insensitive people had said to spouses of military personnel. I found one in particular exceptionally appalling and described the physical harm I would perform on anyone who dared to utter such disrespect in my presence.

Today, I had the pleasure of reading about something that military spouses are apparently saying to other military spouses and my heart is broken.

I, like the blog poster, have a military husband who has not been deployed in our almost eight years together. THIS ONE FACT DOES NOT MAKE ME ANY LESS OF A MILITARY WIFE THAN ANY OTHER MILITARY WIFE.

If anyone EVER tried to downgrade my accomplishments, my service, my sacrifice OR my joy as the wife of LS1 (AW) Broussard, you can bet your bottom dollar they would get a salty piece of my mind!

Women, whether military spouses or mothers or fashionistas, need to QUIT competing with each other. QUIT comparing yourselves. QUIT relying so much on others' opinions. QUIT tearing each other down and start building each other up.

When you meet a MilSpouse or a mom or woman or even a man, and can't find something encouraging to say, shut your damn mouth.

On a much happier note, I'd like to share with you something special that happened to #TeamBroussard.

Recently, my husband re-enlisted in the greatest Navy in the world. And for the first time, I had the pleasure of being present for the ceremony. It was a wonderful, beautiful occasion. And his command awarded me with a Certificate of Appreciation.

Even without the piece of paper, I KNOW my husband appreciates all I have done, continue to do and WILL do for him, our family and our country throughout his military career.

Go Navy!

Chris's re-enlistment ceremony 28Feb2014

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