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How Do They Do It? My insights on military service

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Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: My favorite *ever* restaurant contacted me to see if I’d like to do a compensated post for them honoring our military members– Dream. Come. True.

 How Do They Do It? My insights on military service

“Oh, I admire you so much because I just couldn’t do it”

Words that I heard many, many times through my many moves, deployment, and separations from hubby as a military spouse.

But you want to know a little secret? I never thought I could do it either. That’s the funny thing about serving our country–many of the toughest parts of it you just really don’t  think you can do, but then, somehow, you go ahead and do them anyways.

That’s because when you love something or someone–really love them–it’s worth the sacrifice.

It’s worth the late nights and early mornings. The tearful goodbyes and the constant moves. The danger, the drama, the mundane.

Serving our country whether it’s active duty or in the role of a military family is definitely not for the faint of heart. However, the people in it and their spouses aren’t really any different than you. They don’t serve because somehow any of it is easier on them, and they’re not somehow stronger than you are. They do it because they love each other, and because they  love their country. 

But perhaps, after all, that does make it just a little bit better.

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One of the things that touches me most is when I see companies and celebrities reaching out and supporting military members and their families! When it happens to be my favorite restaurant and a singer I’ve always enjoyed? Makes it that much sweeter!

Outback is honoring our nation’s heroes with 10% off the entire check for active and retired military at Outback when they come in for lunch or dinner valid from May 27- July 4, 2013.

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Content and/or other value provided by out partner, Outback Steakhouse.

They also recently paired up with Tim McGraw to surprise some military families at the Outback/Operation Homefront event in Chicago this Memorial Day weekend–how cool is that?!
Even cooler–one Lucky Reader will win a $20 Outback Steakhouse Gift Card!

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Nicole

Jesus Follower, Happy Wife, Mommy of 2, lover of books, raspberries, pretty pictures, & sweet babies.

27 thoughts on “How Do They Do It? My insights on military service”


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  1. My Army Retired husband (& disabled combat vet) would love to win a giftcard to Outback, and he’ll be thrilled to hear they are offering a discount! Thank you for posting.

  2. I salute my sister–in-law who is serving full-time in the Air National Guard, cousin-in-law who is serving in the Army, and another cousin-in-law who is serving in e Navy.

  3. My family has many veterans: uncles, cousins, and my dad. Currently serving are my brother Nathan (Air Force), cousin Jesse (Navy), and cousin Joe (Army).

  4. My husband’s uncle served our Country, he is a true hero, he lost his life while taking his troop to a safer place


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