Tom was in the military for 5 years, in those 5 years we met a few families who are more then friends, they are family. They are people who we depended on while we were in the military and they depended on us just like you do with family who is by blood. When an emergency popped up and someone’s hubby was deployed or away on a training trip it was someone else’s husband who came to the rescue when it came to “man jobs”. I could never name everything these people have done to help just as I know they could never sit and name the reverse, there is just too much that we have all done for each other because that is what you do for family, and in the military your friends are your family.
To name a few of the things so you can get an idea of what I mean :
When I was pregnant with Logan Tom was deployed and my friend Dani’s husband would come over and clean the litter box for me, he came over in a flash when Tom was at training and McKenzie decided she wanted to climb out of the crib late at night and I couldn’t take the side down by myself, to transform the crib into a toddler bed so she wouldn’t get hurt. My friends were there to “replace Tom” at times just as I was there to “replace their husband” when they were gone (or even if they were just having to work crazy hours). When I was going to school and Tom was working 12 hour shifts I had my friend Sarah and Kim who would help me out, just as when they needed help I was there no questions asked. My friend Trey and I used to rotate who had the kids when our husbands were working 12 hour shifts so we could go to the store with out having to feel the stress of shopping with grumpy kids. My friend Laura I could call at any time and the same for her calling me whenever I got in a tight spot, we took shopping trips using our coupons as our “mommy dates” and her husband would help lift the random stuff with Tom (yes I have always had my obsession with trashpicking heavy items 😉 ). When we had to move from one house to another my friend Jess and her husband jumped in to help.
I could go on and on about how important my military friends were and how they were more like family because they are all irreplaceable. Really I do not know what I would do even now with out them. Even with the distance between us and going long periods with out talking, as soon as a conversation starts its like we never went a day with out talking. Even now when some are overseas and in many different places around the country the bond that we have formed is still there, it is one that will never go away and I could not be more thankful for these people in my life. At anytime one of us can call the other and be there to support each other but with the cost of phone calls sometimes the phone bill doesn’t make you smile but with Vonage you can save a TON on your phone calls to overseas locations!
The Vonage Global Phone Card is a pay-as-you-go calling card that provides international calling at low per-minute rates. These cards not only help you save money when you are making international phone calls but they also make the phone calls easier to do!
How to Use the Vonage Global Phone Card:
- Register your Primary Telephone Number by dialing any of the access numbers on the back of your card
- Call the number you wish to reach by dialing 011 + Country Code + Area code and the phone number. Calls to Canada, Puerto Rico and Caribbean only require that you dial 1 + area code and telephone number.
- Then the next time you are calling you won’t need to enter the pin because The first time you enter your 10-digit PIN from you home or mobile number, you are registering that number to make future calls that are PIN-less and are billed against your account using the Share Your Minutes feature.
With vonage you and your friends and family can share the minutes, you can register up to 4 additional numbers to share your minutes. Just register the phone numbers of your friends and family in the U.S. so they can make PIN-Less international calls too. This makes it so much easier for if a spouse is deployed. I remember when Tom was deployed and having to send him phone cards, I wish we had Vonage back then because I would have been able to load the phone cards for him!
Rechanrging the cards is easy too! They have 3 different ways that you can reload them!
- Online. Add funds online with your credit card. You can also choose auto recharge, so you’ll never have to worry about running out of minutes. Click here to recharge with your credit card.
- At the store. Buy a new card and refill your existing account with the PIN on the back. Or, in participating locations, the store clerk can refill your account for you using the phone number you registered with Vonage.
- On the phone. Call Vonage Customer Care at 1-800-310-7560
Disclaimer: I was provided Vonage Phone cards in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.