Inside: Looking for some encouraging words to share or inspire your military family? Check out these 19 inspirational quotes for military families.
I really, really didn’t want to say goodbye. My husband had asked me to drop him off at a parking lot where he would leave for his next deployment. But the busses weren’t coming for a few hours. He said he had things to take care of, and he didn’t want the kids and I to wait around for “no reason.”
Part of me wanted to stay for every possible second with my husband before he left us for 7 months. Another part of me wanted to rip off the band-aid and get the goodbye over with so that we could finally begin this deployment. I’d been dreading for the past half a year. Every single part of me felt pain, frustration, and the deep ache that comes with being a military family.
Military life can be full of ups and downs. On the good days, you coast along, happy that everything seems to be going smoothly and under control. But then—sometimes out of nowhere—you get hit with a bad day that makes you fed up with military life.
Whether it is the worry of a long deployment, the disappointment of not getting a desired assignment, the heartache of a good friend moving away, or the homesickness of not being able to visit family… we all need a little inspiration to get through the tough parts of military life.
Pin these inspirational quotes or save them for later, to remind you that you have that strength inside you. You can indeed get through the ups and downs of military life.
19 inspirational quotes for military families.
You’re my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye.
Military spouses find their strength along the way. Everyone began frightened of distance, deployment, and the unknown. ~The Seasoned Spouse
Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. ~Kahil Gibran
The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart. ~The Little Prince
God chose the strongest, the bravest, and the most courageous… and He made them military spouses.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ~A.A. Milne
Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation. ~Mahatma Ghandi
Our love is Deployment strong. ~Anonymous
She stood in the storm. And when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails. ~Elizabeth Edwards
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. ~John Burroughs
Behind every strong soldier, there is an even stronger woman who stands behind him, supports him, and loves him with all her heart. ~Unknown
A seasoned spouse knows… Home is wherever we are together. ~The Seasoned Spouse
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength. Loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~Lao Tzu
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. ~Mother Teresa
Accept failure. Enjoy it, even. Embrace the suck, for the suck is part of the process. ~ AJ Jacobs
True love doesn’t mean being inseparable; it means being separated and nothing changes. ~ Unknown
Love is the shortest distance between hearts. ~ Unknown
Some people look up to their heroes. I’m in love with mine. ~ Unknown
The worst part is waiting. The best part is having someone worth waiting for. ~Unknown
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