So today I think I was having a bad day it didn't get that way all of a sudden but it just kind of happened. There are a lot of activities I am invovled with in Cumberland County and Fayetteville. However it has come to my attention, if you don't know the right people or rub elbows with the right people your work rarely gets noticed. There are people who do things and are press hounds and only want to do things if they are going to get something out of it. Then there are people who just do things to make that area of life better.
I wanted to blog about a few letters that I received a few days ago. The word Thank You goes along way. I have received numerous thank yous and handshakes from several people around NC congradulating me on being named 2011 Army Spouse of the Year by Military Spouse Magazine.
However I was checking my post office box and I received a letter from NC State Senator, Dr. Eric Mansfield from Senate 21 District. I was really blown away by the personal and touching letter, Dr. Mansfield wrote to me acknowledging how much I have accomplished for military families as well as Cumberland County NC. He acknowledged my time and commitment to my family as well as others in the military and civilian communities, that letter really brightened up my day because I was having a terrible day.
The other letter was from the editor of DefensePolicy.org, that letter just blew me away. I never knew how much my voice meant to people, and yes I have put my personal struggles on the line and talked about them and how they affect me. I am a passionate advocate for military family policy. This is my passion, I am not employed by any organization that deals with military family issues.
So I want to say THANK YOU to all the military advocates, and military spouses out there who are helping make life better.