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SEP 2018

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Janine Boldrin Managing Editor janine.boldrin@militaryspouse.com E D I T O R ' S N O T E CE L E B R AT E I just made a recent PCS move and it left me exhausted. It was my third move flying solo with three kids and, as I unpacked another box at around midnight, I burst into tears. Even though it was my 10 th military move, no matter what people say, it doesn't get easier. There are still tons of boxes to unpack, work to be done, and kids who want to get out of the house. And, in the midst of it all, my birthday arrived. It's hard to feel celebratory (especially during a hard move), but sometimes you need to slow down to celebrate and see how far you have come. In this issue, you'll read how mil- spouses Cassie and Katie celebrate their friendship and businesses (see page 26 for their story). For Amy, Army life meant celebrating the unexpected and beauti- ful in the middle of her own hard moves (read her story on page 10). From weddings to birthdays to reunions, military life has lots of celebratory moments. Maybe today you will celebrate getting that first workout in for the week (find out how our September contributors stay fit!). Now that I am past the heavy lifting and box-strewn house, I can sit back and celebrate how much I got done. I can celebrate my children who pitch in to help and a best friend who is willing to drive to our new home to share my birthday together no matter where we live. And our family will celebrate when my husband returns from a summer away. Take a moment to celebrate your successes and milestones. And then share them with us! We know how crazy this military spouse life can be and we're here to enjoy the good (and the not so good) with you. The safe arrival of your household goods (HHG) at a new duty station. The words, "I'm coming home a few weeks early." When the email subject line reads, "You're hired." When a new activity or registration doesn't require more than one sheet of paper. A neighbor knocking on the door to welcome you to your new home. 5 MIL I TA R Y S P O U S E M O MEN T S We Love to Celebrate 1 2 3 4 5 Photo by Kyle McKay 6 MILITARYSPOUSE.COM / SEPTEMBER 2018

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