Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Army Wives

Found this on the SA forum, and think it is too good NOT to share:

Be Proud

Author: Secrete, Laney

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 Army wife wondering if her
husband will make it home in time to watch their
miracle happen.

This is for the childless Army 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 out with their friends and their husbands.

This is for the Army 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

This is a pledge to the women that cry themselves to
sleep in an empty bed.

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 that woman that decided to remodel the
house to pass time, 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, and all of the wondering thoughts because you
haven't heard from him in days.

This is for the sad Army wives, the angry Army wives,
and the strong Army wives.
A toast to you for falling apart, and putting
yourselves back together. Because a pay check isn't
enough, a body pillow in your bed 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 are brave, they are heroes,
but so are we. So the next time someone tells you that
they would never marry an Army 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. Hold your
heads up high, hang that flag in your front yard,
stick 100 magnets on your car, and then give yourself
a pat on the back.

Be proud to be the woman that you are, be proud to be
an Army wife.

And then, me being me, I also found the following Canadian site whose mandate is support of military wives.

Military Wives Sisterhood

Their home page says this:


Military spouses have thousands of different faces with hundreds of individual needs. We are often complete strangers even though our partners may work together daily and stand shoulder to shoulder on the battlefront.

Our everyday lives may vary in every way, but, inside ALL of us, there is a part that is a military spouse.

That means different things to different people but, to us, it refers to the place where fears and anxieties are mixed with a sense of indescribable pride. Pride in a partner who has chosen a path of selfless service.

We believe that our support helps them walk that path strong and brave like they do and that our contribution as healthy individuals to our own well being and that of our community is integral.

Lots of great resources and information on there!

Check it out - here.

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