Sunday, May 21, 2017

Military Monday: Red Shirt Fridays

Welcome to another Military Monday!

Upon marrying a military man I learned that there is a LOT to know about life as a military spouse. Mondays are my day to talk about the things I am learning, the new language, military news and current events. Sometimes I post encouraging videos, stories, and cartoons as well.

Today I want to share with you about wearing R.E.D. on Fridays.  

This is the part where people say, "But Morgan, this is Military Monday! Why are you talking about fashion?" 

Well, as I said before, I am an Army wife.  I have learned a lot during my now 4 years as a military spouse. My children are Army brats. Having been stationed at Fort Bragg for my oldest son's first two years he LOVES helicopters, especially the "banana copters" (that is what he calls chinooks). My youngest son is obsessed with chem lights (essentially glow sticks). My home has camo in just about every single room. 

Yes, this blog is about my journey out of feminism and in to Christian motherhood, and R.E.D. shirt Friday is now a part of my journey. I have seen first hand the sacrifices that military service members and their families have to make every single day. Missed birthdays, first days of school, first steps, and more. It can be hard when it feels like everyone in the country is against the military, and yet your spouse is out there doing what less than 1% of the population will do. 

So, in solidarity with my military wife (and husband) friends, I will wear R.E.D. every Friday. Want to join me? It doesn't have to be a special shirt that says anything about the military. A simple red tshirt will do. If you work in an office a red blouse is great too. You can get specific R.E.D. Friday shirts here and here.

But what does wearing R.E.D. actually do? 

It is a tiny way that I can show support to the men and women that make it possible for me to be at home with my children teaching them scripture. It is a minuscule way that I can stand with the spouses around me whose loved one is overseas. It is a way to show support for the men and women that are writing a blank check to the United States of America, for my sake. 

Do you want more information about R.E.D. Fridays? Check it out here
Are you going to wear RED this Friday? Post a picture of your RED on my facebook or twitter, I'd love to see it!

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