As a Gold Star spouse the provisions provided benefited me greatly. Although, I feel it will never be enough, it helped me pick my life back up and take care of my household temporarily. Everyone knows that being in the military you volunteer to serve and protect your country so no amount will really suffice but if the death benefit is given to start over with then I’m for it. Most times military families are a one income earning family especially if you have many children. The case today is different, however if we don’t assist military families in need I feel we fail as a country. It’s not just the soldier that has sacrificed their lives, it’s the spouses and children as well. The military lifestyle is not for the faint. We all volunteer and give our lives for our country no one will truly understand and appreciate the military lifestyle unless you’ve lived it but I don’t expect people to understand but be thankful and respectful because I feel in one shape or another we’ve earned it.