Helping Military

It’s not often that I’m asked to work on a campaign/sponsorship that is close to my heart.  It’s no secret that my dad was in the military and so is my fiance.  When I was contacted to do a campaign that was military related, I immediately jumped at it.

Plus I also know that several of my readers are in the branch of the service so could also benefit from this campaign and knowledge if they choose!

I was contacted to do a campaign promoting “Direct Energy” discounts for the military.  It’s a great opportunity for those serving (or retired) to receive a discount or their power heating, etc.

Growing up in a military family, my dad was gone a lot.  He was gone from traveling, deployment or working late.  He worked far above 40 hours a week and I could not be more proud of him.  I talked in my about me page (man I need to update that!) about how much we moved.  As children we moved once every two years due to my dad’s career.  As a kid I loved going to new places and seeing new things!  Even though we moved frequently, there were days, weeks and months that my dad spent away.  I never fully understood how much he sacrificed until I was older.  I knew he was gone a lot but I didn’t know how much of his own personal life he put on hold.

Graduation a while ago
Graduation a while ago

He missed birthdays, holidays, anniversary and months.  It was always hard for my mom and us as kids but it was obviously much harder for dad.  It wasn’t as if he wanted to leave us…As I grow older, I can continue to appreciate how hard he (and our military) works.  He loved his job and he loved us and I could not be more proud of the things he did.

Recently my younger brother has been accepted (post graduation) into the military as well.  It’s a career he has spent all of college working towards and something he is so excited for.  Honestly I could not be anymore proud and excited for him either.  I know he will make himself, us and our country proud.

This is what we look like when mom wants a nice photo...
This is what we look like when mom wants a nice photo…I cannot believe this was 4 years ago

Finally, most people also know that my fiance is currently in the military.  While we are still very new to the military community as a couple, we have learned so much about ourselves throughout the last few years.  T loves his job and truly enjoys everything he does.  I support that but I would be lying if I said it was always easy.  There have been many times the last thing I want him to do is leave but I know it’s the last thing he wants to do too.

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I’ve had the honor to meet many people in the armed services and they are each so humble, modest and proud of what they do.  They sacrifice more than we will ever know to keep family, friends and this country safe.

To keep me safe!

To keep you safe!

That is why I am personally honored to take part in the campaign promoting discounted rates for direct energy and home power.

Direct Energy Military Portal has exclusive low rates for military personnel and their families.  These plans were created solely to help our veterans and military members save money on their home energy needs.   Honestly I think it’s great that companies provide discounts for the military and I truly believe they deserve it!  If you qualify or know anyone who qualifies, it’s a great program to get started with and thank you for sharing.

Questions for you:

Do you have any connection to the military?

How do you support your loved ones in a career they love?