A Military Spouse - Unsung Hero
Organized by: Scott H
For over a decade and for months at a time, I deployed a dozen times to the darkest parts of the world to defend freedom against the evil that aimed to destroy our way of life. I could only do that because of my wife. While I was deployed, she stood alone , managing a household, raising four kids, getting them to sports, school and eventually college. Now, with all kids in college and retired from the military I want to give her what she has always wanted. She grew up in a troubled home, not a lot of money but a whole lot of drinking and drugs. Growing up in a small northwestern town, there was the "haves" and the "have-nots", of which she was definitely the later. Her friends had beautiful houses, some with pools and all with great supportive families. Everything she wanted but would never have at her own home. Despite this she managed to pull her self out of that situation and joined the Army. This is where I met her. After marriage, we made the decision that she would give up her own career and focus on the family. This allowed me to continue as an enlisted man in the Army. We never had a lot but we were happy. Now, 26 years later I am retired and she is an empty nester house wife, faced with the struggle of finding a new identity and making a new life for herself with no kids to care for and a husband that is always home now. What I hope to do is just find a few kind souls that will let me get her what she always wanted. Something she dreamed of as a kid and would love to have as an adult, a backyard pool. We recently moved to San Antonio, bought a house with a small backyard, just big enough to build a small pool. But, as many of you may know, pools are expensive. Especially in the rocky environment like San Antonio. So, I thought, that just maybe, together we could all give her what she deserves after 2 1/2 decades of selfless service to our nation, and my family.