I became an Army wife in September of 2016 and from that moment on my entire life changed so that my husband could proudly serve our country. I’m not going to sit here and say that I was happy or excited about my husbands decision, but I decided I had a choice to make. The choice was either to be miserable and sulk or put on my big girl panties and make the most of what was to come. I chose the latter of the two and I am so glad that I did.

I truly believe that if I didn’t have a relationship with God, I wouldn’t be able to deal this lifestyle. It isn’t an easy life and those of us who know firsthand what all this life entails, I’m sure would agree with me. The moment my husband joined I started looking for resources that would help a new MILSO out, but sadly, I found there’s not a lot out there for us. I started to get discouraged until I realized, I have the best resource available to me and that’s the Bible. The Bible truly is a guide for all of us, no matter what life throws our way.

The Lord had been working on my heart for awhile to get out and work in this mission field, which is the military post and community I live within. I decided to name this blog “Shadows of Service” because I know from experience, I have felt like a shadow, pushed to the back burner ever since my husband joined the Army because lets face it, the mission of the Army or any military branch comes first.

Around my post, I hear a lot about wives who are depressed, suicidal, lonely, and discouraged. I realized I had to listen to God about what He was telling me to do and that was to work within this community He allowed for us to be placed in. So, this blog is for all of you ladies who feel sad, discouraged, depressed, happy, joyful, and everything in between. It is a place to come get a daily dose of encouragement through the word of God. It is a place of encouragement and empowerment for all MILSO’s.