Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bless your Military Heart and Home...

We all know that as Military Wives we are the heart-beat of our Military Homes. I want to encourage you, as I encourage myself to look for ways to bring warmth, hospitality and coziness to your Military Home.

One of the lucky things about having your Husband in the Military is that if he is not deployed, when he is home- he’s home. You quite often get extra family time that others may not. Do something special on those days to bless your Military Family’s hearts. (A term you fellow Southern gals will be familiar with)

Take advantage of DONSA’s (Day of No Scheduled Activity), Payday Activities and mandatory “get off work early on Fridays” that some of the Posts/Bases are going too. (A way to start off the weekend with your family.)

The next time that your Husband is due off work early, have a little old fashioned goodness waiting to greet him and your children as they get home from school. Bake a pie from scratch. A really lovely lost art. (Note to self, learn to bake a pie from scratch) Or even pick up a Mrs. Smith’s pie and pop it into the oven. Put on a pot of coffee to brew. Make it as lovely an experience as possible with your china plates and cups. After all, your family is "the best Company" in the world to use your "Company" dishes for. Serve French Vanilla creamer for your coffee and rich vanilla ice cream for your pie.

Imagine how warm and cozy it will be for your Husband to leave his sterile Military office, Motor pool or Hangar, and to not only come home to the family that he works so hard for, but to be greeted with the sweet aromas of pastry crust, cinnamon and coffee.

Have a smile on your face and tell them “Welcome Home”. Fill your home and hearts with comfort, joy and blessings!

Thought of Inspiration...

~It isn’t the great big pleasures that count the most, it is making a great deal out of the little ones. Anonymous

1 comment:

  1. Play a game of Phase 10! :) That's what we do to chill, relax and we can talk while we're playing about the day and other stuff. We have a cup of coffee and try to make time to do that once a week, at least. If you don't like that, then Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Monopoly--set a time limit, lol, Sorry!, Uno!, Bingo, etc...

    For those with deployed spouses, check out and you can play free games or paid subscription and play each other over the internet. :)