There he stands in his military blues...yet he cannot hide
You can pick him out in a crowd and can eye his stride among
There he goes, away from you again, off to do his part and be
leaving you in his wake-never "behind," yet always longing for
There you are, amidst boxes and paper and confusion, creating
designing a household, transforming a building into a loving,
comfortable environment. Memories will be made here. Events
Children will be born, graduate, grow, change. Your family
Your love will increase. Your marriage will improve.
And you will then be asked to leave it all...again.
There are those who do not understand...
Who cannot comprehend, what it takes to fulfill your role, to
fill your shoes,
to be all that you need to be.
They marvel at times. Criticize at others.
Seldom appreciate. Cannot imagine.
There are those moments, when you are where they are.
When you marvel, criticize, lack comprehension, and feel confused.
And then he appears at the door, or on the phone, or through
a rumpled letter
addressed to "my love" and suddenly there is overwhelming
For by his presence, through his voice, in his message you
KNOW that you've
been beckoned to a noble calling, when asked to be a military
Invited to support a soldier who allows freedom, who guards
democracy, who instills leadership.
And in your role you see a slice of life that few others
have the privilege to experience... flags appear more brilliant
parades draw out more emotion for you...
a patriotic song is a musical message played just for you...
a hand-over-the-heart is as stirring as an embrace for you...
a parting kiss can hold you for months...
a welcome-back embrace can bring you back from lonely months...
a military grave marker is a stark reminder of the meaning of
an eagle's soar gives you inspiration.
There you are...The military spouse.
The one asked to be strong. The one willing to belong.
The one who is often required to do it all.
The very one who is privileged to stand beside a true American-day
in and day out.
How God has blessed us. How He has rewarded us.
THERE, SAID, DONE
There are military spouses around the world,
beside sailors, airmen, marines, and soldiers.
They share a bond, a unity, and a duty-to be there, always for
There are no better...anywhere.