July 29, 2014

Open Letter to Military Wives

Dear Military Wives,

I don't know you but I pray for you daily.

I haven't walked a mile in your shoes and frankly I don't know if I ever could. I'm just not as strong as you. I'll never understand what you're going through and my lack of understanding leaves me short of words so I'll just say, "thank you."

You are the backbone of this country. The unrecognized strength behind hundreds of thousands of service men and women. You  might not have personally volunteered to serve but you do so every day. You help makeup the fiber of our military strength. You let your husbands, boyfriends, fiancé's, brothers, dads ann sons go overseas for a country who rarely shows their appreciation. We rarely acknowledge your strength and courage. We rarely put ourselves in your shoes. Your the truth we'd rather not recognize but doing so make you a reality. 

Many of you are mothers who care for your children while your husbands are overseas. Stationed away from family and working to provide while also worrying full-time about your loved one(s) and their safety.

I don't understand your struggle. I can't.

You deserve more than thank you. You deserve an award. You deserve to be recognized for your service to this country because you help make this country what it is.

From an ignorant civilian, I want you to know that I appreciate your service. Your families service. Your struggles. Your victories. Your worry and your unwavering strength.

God Bless the USA and families like yours.

Be Blessed,
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  1. Brought tears to my eyes. Beautifully written. Thank you ❤️

  2. I love this. I've often thought about how I don't think I would be strong enough to watch my husband go off and fight. I cannot even imagine the strength that requires.

  3. Thank you so much for this!! I appreciate the beautiful sentiment. I heard once - we do it for the man we married. While I knew I was marrying a soldier, I also married my husband - we would do anything to support our husbands. Mine just happens to wear combat boots and not come home from work every night! 😉