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David really isn’t a fan of this photo of him, but I love it so much. It’s not often that he smiles in a photo, and it’s less often that he’s smiling while in uniform. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a happy person, just keeps things on the more serious side when he’s at work.
Did you guys know that he is in the Army? Well, he is and has been for 12 years now. Isn’t that just insane?! David and I have been together for 10 now, so this Army life… it’s just our life. It’s what we know, it’s how we know. Civilian life throws us off. This is the first time in YEARS that we haven’t lived on base and that alone is just so abnormal for us. I have such a strong love for our Military members, and not just because my own husband is one.
David stems from a family of Military members. His father, and his grandfather were both Infantry men.
My little brother just joined the Air Force, and the majority of our friends are members of the Military. Every time I think about any of them, I just can’t help but think about how thankful I am for them. Each and every one of them have sacrificed so much more than you or I can even imagine.
David has spent more of our life together away from us than he has home with us. He has seen some things that you just can’t come back from…. done some things that you just don’t come back from. Military members these days definitely get a bit forgotten, or taken for granted with all of the other issues happening, and with the world’s opinion after opinion, but please… let’s all take a second to really stop and think about it… think about all of the sacrifices that have been made for you and your freedom (of speech as well).
As sad as I am when it’s time for him to be away from us, I respect his choices and support him in doing what he does, what he knows, what he’s good at. I am grateful for him and the sacrifices he has made for us. I am thankful for the Military members and their families. I get it. It’s a rough life sometimes. Our house is CONSTANTLY stocked with Kleenex® Brand items. You NEVER know when you’re going to cry.
Currently, if you buy one Kleenex® Facial Tissue 4-pack bundle from your local King Sooper and other Kroger stores and Kleenex® Brand will donate one pocket pack to the USO. Isn’t that just great!
Did you know that there are more than TWO MILLION Americans currently serving on Active Duty or in the reserves? Including Associates of Kroger stores? Honoring Our Heroes is their way of saying “thank you” to our active duty service members and our nation’s 23 million veterans. Working together, The Kroger Co. Family of Stores and the USO stand behind our nation’s military community. Their stores have raised more than $14 million since 2010 to help support USO programs – the largest cumulative gift to the USO in its nearly 75 year history!
We have more not so fun adventures of the military life coming up, so I headed to my local King Soopers and stocked up on the KLEENEX® Facial Tissue and other Kleenex® Brand items.
Lucky for you, there will also be 13 giveaways, one from each Kroger family of stores, with a prize valued at up to $100. Those who want to enter, can enter the giveaway by sharing their “Hero Story” socially. Just tag it with Krogers unique hashtag, #HonoringOurHeroes and you’ll be entered to win. So easy!
Head and enter! And, good luck!