Life on the homefront has many challenges. One that ranks #1 is having to give birth while your service member is at sea / deployed. When I try to wrap my brain around what that experience would be like, my brain starts to hurt. These women are so brave, courageous and truly an inspiration to us all.
The next time you are in the commissary, exchange or soccer field and you notice the wife who is pregnant, I encourage you to reach out to her….offer a friendly ear, a warm hug and your support. We all need to remember we are in this life together and together we can get through anything, even child birth!
God Bless these women! *CHEERS* to you, you make us all proud to be military spouses, who can literally DO ANYTHING!
The heroes in this photo are not just the one’s in uniform, they are also the spouses who stand beside them.
100423-N-3666S-067 PEARL HARBOR (April 23, 2010) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) greet their newborn children upon returning to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) after a scheduled seven-month deployment. Hopper departed JBPHH September 14, 2009, for an independent deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Stirrup/Released)