This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Folger Coffee Company. The opinions and text are all mine. #sharefolgers #veteransday
In honor of Veterans Day I’m very excited to welcome Becky from the Java Mama to my blog today. Not only has she been a military wife, but she’s exactly the girl you want to have a cup of coffee with!
Growing up in a military home, my dad was a Captain in the Army, I swore I would never marry military. Well, fast forward about 12 years later…I met my husband. We began dating at 18 years old, and like a lot of young men, Terence struggled to find his path in life. We met a wonderful Air Force recruiter while he was in college. We are still friends with Sgt. Edmunds to this day. Terence decided to enlist and get his education paid for. Fast forward again a couple of years later, we married and moved in to the Air Force base in August of 2001. Little did we know that a month later our lives would be changed forever by the events of 9/11/01. Terence served 6 years and a tour in Iraq. To say I’m proud of my husband is an understatement. He’s my best friend and my rock.
I am telling you our little story so you can relate to other military families. The sacrifice of military families often goes unrecognized. This year for Veterans Day Folgers Coffee and WALMART want to give more than just a ‘thank you’ to our service men and women.
As you can tell from my blog, The Java Mama, we love our caffeine and coffee in the mornings! I can’t imagine going a day without it!
Here is my handsome hubby getting ready to start his day! Thanks to the military he finished his degree and got an MBA and graduated with honors. I truly believe he is the man he is today because of the impact the military made on his life.
Through the FOLGERS AND WALMART SHARE A CUP & A STORY program I encourage you to sit down with your local Veterans and listen to a story about them over coffee. Write thank you letters to our soldiers. You have no idea how much that means to them. They wait on pins and needles for mail day when they are away from home. I remember Terence telling me how much random letters meant to him and lifted his spirit. You can find a way to support your local Veterans- there are some great communities out there who get together and write letters and send care packages to our soldiers.
I don’t know how I ever existed without my Keurig. It makes brewing coffee a breeze and everyone knows we want things FAST these days!
We love the Morning Cafe roast. It’s the perfect blend to…well, start your day! Folgers and Walmart’s “Share a Cup & a Story” program is so great, and I love what they are doing to help raise awareness to our Veterans, old and young.
I can’t tell you enough how much the military has enriched our lives. We have met so many friends and made so many memories over the years. I loved talking to my Grandpa and hearing his old war stories too. Now those are some stories you don’t hear too often anymore.
This Veterans Day remember to say “thank you” or just listen to their story. Veterans have the greatest stories in my opinion. I’m so proud to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave…or as some people say…land of the free because of the brave.
Thanks Becky, for sharing your Veterans story with us today! My husband also served a tour in Iraq. He was in the Army National Guard for 12 years. This was us on the morning that he left for his deployment. I know how much it means to him to get a chance to share stories (and pictures) from his deployment.
This Veterans Day I hope you have a chance to Share a Cup and a Story with a Veteran!