Denise Jolly

denise jolly

Branch: Army

Duty Station: Fort-Jackson

Number of Deployments: 3

Number of PCS's: 5

About the nominee: Best four words to describe my life: Jesus. Cupcakes. Coffee. Glitter. Wife of almost 13 years, two beautiful boys. Full time volunteer, blogger, and lover all of kinds of fur creatures.

Hobbies: I love to volunteer and give back to others. I dabble in crafting and repurposing things. Music speaks to my soul, and baking is my source of calm.

Interesting Facts: Direct quote from my soilder: “You have more military awards than I do.”

What is something you’ve learned from being a military spouse? There’s always a light. No matter how hard the day, duty station, deployment, or sudden change. There will always be light to lead you, to hold you up, to guide you.

In your opinion, what is one of the most important issues facing military families? Suppprt and stability.

What is one of the best aspects of being in a military family? The many places you get to live, and all the wonderful people you meet that become family. To

What is one thing you want to accomplish with the Military Spouse of the Year title? To bring awareness of the resources and support available to military families.

Reasons for nominating:

Denise deserves to be nominated for MSOY because she serves her military community selflessly, even in the face of adversity and personal health trials. Whether Denise is volunteering her time as the Fort Jackson PWOC president, picking up and delivering Starbucks donations for soldiers, or making copies at the chapel for the chaplaincy, no job is below her level of service to the Army community she makes stronger. She shines her love for Jesus, coffee, and all things that glitter, every day she helps out fellow Army families, making meals, organizing events, and praying over families in crisis. This past year, Denise has faced a cancer diagnosis in the eye and has told it who is boss and that her God is bigger and able to get her through it. She has navigated the trying waters of so much more that she can share, glittering all the way, and while also keeping it real. Denise is a princess warrior of the highest degree and would be a wonderful MSOY! -- Rachel Wentling , Friend