We can’t celebrate this story enough. To know Lindsay Lawellin is to immediately love her. Her warmth and genuine spirit touches every person who meets her.
Lindsay is a Coast Guard Spouse currently stationed on Nantucket, MA at Station Brant Point with her husband and boys.
“This duty assignment has blessed me us in so many ways. I was able to establish a Spouse’s group for our Coast Guard family that has not only been beneficial to our service members and their families but also to our community thru fundraising and volunteer efforts.”
One of the things we love about Lindsay is her humility.
USCG Masterchief, Christopher Swiatek told Nomades “that being on an island presents unique challenges and Lindsay has answered every one of those challenges.” Due to the remoteness and expense of living on this wonderful island, Coast Guard men and women and their families do not travel to the mainland very often. Without intentionally finding ways to support each other, this could be a very isolated duty station for servicemembers and families.
Lindsay has led in organizing a special Christmas Event while she has been stationed there. Lindsay reached out to companies for donations for all 26 servicemembers and the 10 families that are represented on the island.
She regularly opens her home and kitchen to hungry and sometimes lonely Coasties.
Her biggest contribution came on December 22, 2018 when the Government Shut Down began. She organized a food drive and a donation drive through the Station Brant Point Spouses Club. She and fellow spouses made sure their Station was taken care of during the Shutdown. She helped to provide resources for the Coast Guard, FFA agents and TSA agents stationed on island. The Club has been so blessed by the Nantucket community; they have been able to give back to the tiny island they call home.
“Last year I was gifted the Rosie the Riveter charm. It really spoke to me for multiple reasons. Even though I hold down the home front, she symbolizes to me that women can do things men can do and more. Being a military spouse home alone with two babies in diapers isn’t always ideal, but day after day we’ve survived. I do my best to lay down at night knowing I did my part that day to be strong and courageous and bold for my family. Rosie represents all of this and more. When I look down at my wrist and see her, I am reminded of what I’m capable of.”
Nomadés wants you to know that we celebrate all the Station Brant Point Spouses. They are a great team and Lindsay is just one of this extraordinary group.
“Blessings are everywhere when you know how to look for them. It is an honor for me to be able to follow my husband and experience all the wonderful things the military life offers us.”