Friday, March 21, 2008
This is for the women that are waking up at 6 a.m. every morning, laying out clothes and packing lunches for those small precious children that they have been left alone to care for.
This is for the pregnant military wife wondering if her husband will make it home in time to watch their miracle happen.
This is for the childless military wife, living in a town or on a camp alone where she is a complete stranger to her surroundings.
This is for the women that feel like a spare part when they go out with their friends and their husbands.
This is for the military wife that canceled all her plans to wait by the phone, and even though the phone broke up and cut off every time you spoke to him you waited anyway.
This is to recognize the woman that felt like she was dying inside when he said he had to go, but smiled for him anyway.
This is for those of you that are faithfully in that long line at the post office once a month, handling 2 large boxes and 2 small children like a pro.
This is for all the lonely nights, all the one-person dinners, and all of the wondering thoughts because you haven't heard from him in days.
This is for all of you no matter how easy or hard this was for you. Our marines/soldiers/airmen/sailors are brave, they are heroes, but so are we.
So the next time someone tells you that they would never marry a miltiary guy, don't bother explaining to them that you can't control who you fall in love with.
Just think of this and nod your head, know that you are the stronger woman.