Friday, August 22, 2008

The Few, the Proud, the Expecting

Giving birth while your husband is deployed? Unthinkable for many...but military spouses face this reality everyday.

The North Star Group, an America Supports You Homefront Group, partnered recently with Operation Showers of Appreciation to host a "Military Showers of Appreciation" for 15 expectant military mothers at Camp Pendleton, CA.

The Military Showers of Appreciation are held quarterly. Twenty to twenty-five spouses are honored at showers each quarter. At the most recent baby shower, held in July, the North Star Group and Operation Showers of Appreciation honored the 100th family assisted. Families received lunch, gifts, massages, mini-makeovers and professional family portraits.