My name is Tanya and I have been married to SFC Benjamin Rogers for almost 15 years. We have twin daughters, Aliyanah & Skylar, who are 9. My husband is in the Army and we have lived Fort Drum, NY..Schofield Barracks, HI..Fort Leonard Wood, MO…Fort Carson, CO and are currently at Fort Campbell KY. Life as a military spouse is not easy but I take great pride in it. We have been through multiple deployments, with my husband just deploying..again…a few weeks ago. Almost 3 years ago, during a deployment, my husband lost his father. We hoped he would make it stateside before he passed, but he didn’t. This was a game changer for my husband who now embraces every day as another day not promised. He has faced his inner demons and attended Operation Restored Warrior to help with PTSD. He has embraced Christ into his life and our family and we are much stronger for that. This deployment he made sure to see family and talk to loved ones. Our marriage is not perfect but we love our daughters and each other to fight for it. The nights of praying for him melt away when I go to every welcome home ceremony and see him stand proud in his uniform. For that I will gladly stand beside him.
Thank you so much to Tanya for sharing her story with us! If you, or anyone you know, is married to one of our service members, please tell them about the contest.
They should send their story to firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to include a picture for me to use on the website.
I’ll select and highlight one family every week over the summer and then I’ll pick 3 winners on Labor Day weekend.
Thank you to our military and their families!