1) A GO-TO GUY OR GAL
Need a friend to help you rid your house of head lice? Watch your kids while you take the car to the dealer for a new engine? This friend will always answer the call, and genuinely expects nothing in return. Just knowing this person is in your corner will make you more confident.
This is sometimes a lonely and difficult life. Good friends will make it a lot easier. Over the years, I have learned to foster friendships that are positive, empowering, and healthy. I can, with all sincerity, say that my military spouse friends are some of the very best women I have ever met. I am blessed to have many friends who fit into one of these categories… and even a few who, honestly, fit into all five!
Because of them, I strive in return to become A Mentor, A Truth Teller, A Shoulder, A Comedian, and A Go-To Gal. I only hope I am able to provide them with the same kind of friendship that has empowered me to thrive as a part of this wonderful community all these years.
What kind of friendships do you cherish? How have they helped you navigate the challenges and blessings of military life?