Jun 17, 2013

What is our FRG about, you ask?

Hello Ladies! I have been so excited to finally get some pictures to start on this series of posts. The FRG is such a misunderstood group in the military community. Before I go any further, FRG stands for "Family Readiness Group". I have been listening to military wives and it is evident that it is different for each branch. For each branch, it holds a different meaning and actually has a different name. I honestly don't know enough to name each branch's FRG, so for now, I'll stick to what I know.....NAVSCOLEODFRG.
For this series of posts, I really want to get the true meaning of our FRG out there for wives in the EOD school community. This FRG is for EVERY branch, as long as her spouse is in the NAVSCOLEOD. I want to let you see what we do at play dates, that ladies WITHOUT children are very welcomed to attend. I want you to take a peek at what kind of things we go over in our meetings and what all you can get involved in and volunteer for. Mostly, I want you to know that the most important goal of our FRG is to connect wives who are new to the area and the mysterious world of EOD. The FRG is here to support you, to answer your questions. I know I had/have a LOT of questions. As a group, we can let you know where the hospital on base is, what the best Chinese restaurant is, or where the next play date will be held.

I know when I hear about something new and unfamiliar, pictures always help. They put a face on the situation. They help my anxious heart prepare for what I am about to walk into. This group is so important for military wives. Anyone else feel lonely being stuck at home all day long without knowing a soul? Most of us have moved here from hundreds, maybe thousands, of miles away from family and friends. Thank goodness for social media, but I know that I felt a little sad every time I logged on FB to see my friends just going on with their comfortable lives while I was just trying to make conversation with the check out lady at the grocery store. She has to talk to me!

The thing is, at least here at Eglin AFB, there is a community of wives waiting for you! There are ladies who need friendships just has much as you do! All you have to do is go. Go to the FRG meeting. Go to the playdate at the Destin Commons. The leaders are so great and so approachable! I have loved getting involved and making new friendships with different ladies! You will make a friend! I promise! And then you get to run home to your cute husband and say, "I made a friend today!!!" And he will think you are very cute yourself.

So, after giving you my spill on the importance of getting involved (Annoying? Maybe a little, but I really do believe it!), here are just a few pictures from our last "Play Date at the Destin Commons"!

We met up at 9:30 for coffee and convo! Starbucks and a splash pad are always a hit! We had a lot of fun and I saw a few new faces that I hope return!

The ladies below are our FRG leaders! They put so much thought into our activities. I hope the next set of leaders at our next duty station are as thoughtful as these ladies! They have "been there, done that" so please contact them for any questions!

This Friday, we are having a recipe swap! I am so excited about this. I hope we have a lot of ladies attend because I am hungry already just thinking about it! We are all bringing a dish and a few copies of the recipe. Should be so much fun!

Please email me at victoriabobo1012@gmail.com if you have any questions, or just need a friend around the area! I also have a bible study that meets once a week at my house and we always love meeting new ladies. There is lots to get involved in, just have to get out there and find it.  So scary, but so worth it!

There will be a section at the top of my blog called "FRG Events" for this series so wives can see what kinds of things we do as a group. I will only post about play dates and events we go to, no names or anything personal like that!

Have a great day!



Janelle Vannice said...

Hi! I'm Janelle, and I found your blog while searching for military spouse blogs. I am marrying my Airman next year, and I'm really glad I found your blog! I can't wait to read more! Consider me your newest follower! :)

Janelle -- http://janelle-and-dan.blogspot.com/

Ashleigh said...

What a great post about all the wonderful things the FRG can do! I hope I have an awesome FRG like that in Goose Creek, South Carolina when I move!

Bailey Jean said...

The kids are too precious! Glad you all have a group to connect and make transitions easy on one another. That's a tough season to go through. Blessings, friend!

Bailey Jean

Mariel Collins said...

This is so interesting! I know nothing about the military, it's so nice to hear more about the lovely ladies behind the military:)