Tuesday, February 12, 2013

(in)Courage to Encourage

Pattie and Chris want you to know that we know the sacrifice you and your family are making by being married to someone in the military--because we've been there. Between us we have over 40 years' experience in being military wives.



Chris is the wife of a retired Naval Officer who served for 31 years. After he retired he (who are we kidding--WE) went to seminary and he is now an Episcopal Priest, which makes me the Priest's wife. Never say that God doesn't have a sense of humor!

Pattie (this is her blog) is the wife of an Air Force Chaplain currently stationed in Alaska. He joined the reserves in 2002 and went active duty in 2006, which means he's been serving for eleven years as of Valentine's Day! While she's proudest of her military wife hat, her other hats include: mom of two teen girls, teacher, writer, editor, book addict, mom-taxi driver--and she's usually seen carrying a travel mug of coffee!

Both of us are thrilled to be working on behalf of the team at (in)courage, to create a warm, welcoming, encouraging community of military spouses of all branches and levels of service.

This is your group...we want to help, mentor and pray you through whatever is going on in your lives.  Pour yourself a cup of coffee, get comfy and tell us about yourself....we are anxious to meet you!

To join this group, you will need to request to join via Facebook at the link below. If you have any trouble, email me at freshbrewedwriter (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll help set you up.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/incouragemilitarywives/

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A note for Pattie's blog readers about the title of this post--When opportunity knocks, do you answer the door?

In this case, I did. I answered the email from (in)courage and here I am--working alongside a terrific gal whom I might never have met otherwise, to expand what I'm doing over at Wives of Faith to reach a larger and different audience, and to encourage as many military wives as I can get my virtual arms around!

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