Creative HomeFires is a series which highlights the value that creativity offers to family members of a deployed spouse/significant other. We offer stories of the creative life and the beautiful benefits experienced during some of the most difficult seasons.
Let me introduce Beth Thompson of The Yarn Chick. Here's her story:
Having a creative outlet has been invaluable to me as a military spouse. Not only does it give me something to do during those lonely times at night after the kids go to bed, but it has brought me together with other spouses with creative interests. Having goals to accomplish and tasks to complete in my creative business keeps me grounded at times when the mind can wander and think about things we’d rather not think about while our soldier is away. The kids enjoy getting involved and learning about what mommy does too. Distractions are important for kids when daddy is away.
Thank you so much Beth for sharing your story! If you would like to submit a story for this series please contact us ("Contact" tab at the top of the blog) for consideration.