I was encouraged this morning seeing an article in the National Guard News. Awards were given to various FRG (Family Readiness Groups)! I know it’s a challenge for National Guard wives/spouses to have a working FRG due to the distance and scattered nature of many National Guard servicemembers in any particular unit. However, these FRG’s often offer information, connection, and support to many military spouses and families (or that’s what I’ve heard), especially when servicemembers are deployed. For me, it was encouraging to see that there are actually those in the National Guard who are making it happen.
Being new to the military, I haven’t had any luck with joining, or even finding the FRG, if there is one. I wanted to have someone to go to to have my questions answered. I’ve been struggling a little recently with feeling so clueless and not knowing who to ask or where to go, and I’m not the kind of girl who is satisfied easily with living in the dark. Sometimes I think I must be like that robot from Short Circuit, “Neeeeeeeed input, neeeeed input.” I want more information.
(Disclaimer I’m not necessarily recommending Short Circuit one way or the other, just in case you were wondering.)