About Me



Hey ya’ll! My name is Wendi and I am a nature loving, Indy music rockin’, mom, sweets fanatic, southern belle, and military spouse. For eight years now, I have been building a life with the man of my dreams-who just so happens to be serving in the US Army. I love routine, order, and a predictable schedule. Therefore, living the military life and being a mom to an unpredictable toddler has been quite an adjustment for me. I love supporting local small businesses, authors, agriculture, and military spouse as well as veteran-owned businesses.

Inspiration for this blog

Due to my love for writing, I began guest blogging early in 2017, and created my own blog in July of that same year. I am extremely passionate about helping others whether it be through community service, brightening someone’s day with a thoughtful gesture, teaching, or by writing and sharing my experiences.

I started this blog for many reasons. First, I love writing! In my educational career, I spent nine years teaching students the art of writing and how to develop an appreciation for the written word. Second, I have been through a whirlwind of transitions since marrying my husband. I knew I couldn’t be the only military spouse in the world going through transitions, isolation, an identity crisis, and readjustment to life as I once knew it. Third, my desire to help others tied perfectly into my goal for this blog, which is to uplift and inspire others to find their inner strength. I focus on developing strength through 4 pillars: fitness, faith, volunteerism, and finding purpose. Strength comes in many forms and finding yours is essential to success and survival of anything military life throws at you. While my experiences are geared toward the military community, I am very certain anyone can find something they can relate with on the Strength 4 Spouses blog.


Masters Degree in Educational Media with a concentration in Online Learning & Professional Development from Appalachian State University.

Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Mount Olive.

My career in the public education sector spans over twelve years. My experience includes teaching in various settings such as; Middle and High School Special Education, correctional education, and Community College Instruction in Early Childhood Education, Adult Basic Education, and Compensatory Education. More recently, I have pulled out of in-classroom teaching and jumped into the world of Instructional Design.

For Enjoyment

Gardening, volunteering, cooking, biking, enjoying the outdoors with my family, indulging in anything sweet, and writing (poetry, blogging, children’s books, and non-fictional books).

Photo by Tim Ellis

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“It takes bravery to share your story and I believe healing does exists in the written word. Part of my purpose as a military spouse is to share stories of strength that have the power to encourage others to find their strength in military life too.”