Operation Shower Volunteer
A little background about yourself.
I am a military wife, married to a pilot in the Air Force. I have a background in Child Development and started to work from home when our kids were young and my husband was flying and gone a lot. I started a blog sharing my parties and eventually started designing and selling custom party favors for kids and working with many party stylists.
When did you first start volunteering with Operation Shower?
I met many of the party designers when I was blogging and found Operation Shower! I volunteered to style a table with many other party stylists for the Sunshine Safari shower in San Diego in 2012.
Why did you choose Operation Shower as a way of giving back?
Operation Shower is very close to my heart. I know first hand what it feels like being pregnant and having a newborn baby while your spouse is away.
What does giving back to military families through Operation Shower mean to you?
It means so much to be able to honor military families and the sacrifices they make! I get to do it while sharing my favorite hobby -styling and throwing a party!
What has been one of your favorite memories of volunteering with Operation Shower?
I have so many fond memories but talking to the mothers and being able to relate to them and offer some reassurance is something that I treasure.
If you could say one thing to military moms and families, what would it be?
You are not alone– even if it feels very lonely at times. It is important to connect with other families and support each other. I am so grateful for the military families who I have connected with through the years; it helped me tremendously.
How many showers have you attended?
Oh my, I have lost count … 7 or more! I have been able to make things and collect donations for many showers that were out of state and that I was not able to attend.
Anything additional you would like to add.
I am so grateful to volunteer for Operation Shower. It is such an important part of my life. I look forward to honoring more military moms and families for years to come!