Tips for Having an Enjoyable Thanksgiving at Annapolis When Your Spouse is Deployed
November 22, 2014
Holidays like Thanksgiving are traditionally occasions for families to get together. Military families often have to figure out how to celebrate Thanksgiving while a spouse is away on a deployment.
If your spouse is deployed, here are some tips to help you enjoy Thanksgiving at Annapolis:
Gather with Other Military Spouses
Chances are that other nearby military families also have deployed spouses, so it may be fun to celebrate Thanksgiving together. Having a potluck dinner is a great way to share your favorite Thanksgiving dishes with your friends and neighbors.
Connect with Family and Friends
In addition to using a service like Skype to talk online with your spouse, you may also want to plan to Skype, FaceTime, or phone other family and friends.
Make the Day Enjoyable
Even if your spouse is away on Thanksgiving, you can still plan to make the day enjoyable. Families with kids may want to plan to spend part of the day making crafts, playing games, or going to see a movie. Those without kids may enjoy taking a special trip, seeing a movie, or even working to finish writing a novel for #NaNoWriMo!
Above all, don't forget to take some time to be thankful for all the good things in your life!
10 Things to Do if You're Alone for the Holidays [psychcentral.com]
How to Deal with the Holidays when Your Spouse is Deployed [sheknows.com]