I had to post this poem in honor of our hard working military wives. I of course have to give a shout out to my Hardest working Marine, my hubby! Being a marine wife is no joke and I hope when you read this poem you get inspired!
We would like to recognize these often underestimated, unseen, and unheard heroes.
This is for the young women that are waking up at 6 a.m. every
morning, laying out clothes and packing three 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
base alone where she is a complete stranger to her surroundings.
This is for the women that feel like a third leg when they go outwith 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 a pledge to the women that cry themselves tosleep in an empty bed.
This is to recognize the woman that felt like she was dying insidewhen 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 boxesand 2 small children like a pro.
This is for that woman that decided to remodel the house to passtime, and then realized that she had no idea what she was doing and sighed and wished she had a little help.
This is for all the lonely nights, all the one-person dinners, andall of the wondering thoughts because you haven't heard from him in days. This is for the sad Military wives, the angry Military wives, and the strong Military wives.
A toast to you for falling apart, and putting yourselves back
together. Because a pay check isn't enough, a body pillow in yourbed is no consolation, and a web cam can never compare.
This is for all of you no matter how easy or hard this was for you.Our soldiers/sailors are brave, but so are we.
So the next time someone tells you that they would never marry a Military guy, don't bother explaining to them that you can't control who you fall in love with. Just think of this andnod your head, know that you are the stronger woman.
Hold your heads up high, hang that flag in your front yard, stick100 magnets on your car, and then give yourself a pat on the back.
Be proud to be the woman that you are, be proud tobe a Military wife!