As a full-time caregiver for her veteran husband, Amy Miracle does not get a lot of time to herself. That is just one reason she decided to attend a recent Homefront Celebration in Nashville. The event is an opportunity for military spouses to meet new friends, enjoy good food and entertainment, and have a night just for themselves.
“I think they’re important to let people know, let wives know, we aren’t alone,” Amy said about Homefront Celebrations. “There’s more people in your corner than you think. Because a lot of us sometimes feel like we are alone in our journey.”
Amy joined more than 80 military spouses at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Head & Shoulders and Proctor & Gamble, in partnership with Operation Homefront, the evening included an inspirational talk guest speaker veteran, Paralympian and mother of two, Melissa Stockwell, and a special live performance from country music artist Kelleigh Bannen.
Melissa Stockwell’s speech was a highlight for Amy, as was getting to know some more military spouses that she hopes to stay in touch with. Amy has grown up knowing the kinds of challenges military families can face.
“I’m an Army brat,” she said. “My whole life has been nothing but military.”
Her husband is medically retired from the Army after suffering a spinal injury and brain injury during service. As a former Operation Homefront volunteer, Amy said donors may not realize how much of an impact they can have on active duty military, veterans and their families.
“For us, we can’t say thank you enough,” Amy said. “These events bring us together and help us know we aren’t alone and without the donations and volunteers you can’t do it. Thank you.”