The holiday season is one that can be especially difficult for military families. From the absence of a deployed spouse to the first holiday away from family and friends, the most wonderful time of the year can be just plain tough. As an active duty military family, we have spent our fair share of time apart during the holidays due to combat tours and training. And let us tell you, it was not easy. As we walk into the celebration of our Savior’s birth, we’d like to share with you a few ways you can bless a military family this holiday season.
1. Be Present
Often times just the presence of another person during the holiday season is a blessing to a military family. Conversations filled with uplifting words, as well as allowing the family members to share their hopes, fears, and dreams with you is a big help during this time. Being present lets the military family know they are loved and valued beyond their inner-circle and can bring a great source of comfort and joy.
2. Don’t Assume
We’ve found one of the biggest mistakes that our civilian counterparts have made during the holiday season is to assume that we…
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