In the past five years, I’ve been chased out of Texas by a wild buffalo, suffered heat stroke during a sweltering North Carolina summer, and snapped my wrist snowboarding on a mountain in Idaho. And, as Frances “Baby” Houseman would say, I’ve had the time of my life.
When my college sweetheart (now my husband) announced he’d like to join the U.S. Air Force, I knew our lives would never be the same. The last five years have been exciting, terrifying, and altogether unpredictable. We’ve moved three times—from one side of the country to the other—met incredible friends, made memories I wouldn't trade, and have been challenged in many ways.
A few months ago, we were thrown the biggest curveball yet. (Luckily, I played catcher for my middle school softball team.) My husband volunteered for his very first deployment with a fellow fighter squadron. He’s now flying F-15E Strike Eagles high over Afghanistan, together with his lucky fighter pilot mustache, and I’m taking care of things on the home front.
I’m so proud of my husband, and I love being a military spouse. And, in his absence, I’ve been lucky to connect with my Scentsy “family.”
Scentsy developed the Patriot Collection to support and pay tribute to our troops. With warmers for each of the five branches of the U.S. Military—Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy—we’re able to give back to the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect us, day in and day out. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these warmers benefit the military and its programs. I’m honored to work for a company that gives back.
Each May, we remember U.S. soldiers who have given their lives in military service. For those who’ve lost a loved one, though, every day is Memorial Day. Take time today to honor military members with your thoughts and prayers.
And, if you have a soldier who has or currently serves, I hope you’ll find support in a sunny, substitute “family,” as I have. Happy Memorial Day, and God bless our troops.