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    A letter for Military Spouses!

    I am sure this has already been passed around, but this was forward to me by a friend who is serving with my DH and it brought tears to my eyes! I just wanted to share!

    Dear Military Wife,

    I am an American woman that has no idea what is going on in the military
    other than what I hear on the news. I have never had to let go of
    someone so that they could go fight for people that they didn't know,
    people that sometimes do not appreciate or understand what they are
    fighting for. I have never had a sleepless night of worry because of a
    report that another bomb has exploded and I still haven't heard from my
    husband. I have never had to wait for months on end to hold the one
    that I loved so. I have never had to tell my children that daddy wasn't
    coming home tonight because he was so far away fighting for something
    that they aren't yet old enough to understand. I have never had to hold
    my head high and suppress the tears as I hear that it will be at least
    another six months of separation before my loved one gets to come home.
    I have never had to deal with a holiday away from the one that I thought
    I would share every day of my life with. And I have never had to feel
    the panic rising in my heart at the sound of a ringing phone or knock at
    the door for fear that it is the news that everyone is terrified of
    getting. For the reasons listed above, I can not tell you that I
    understand how you feel. I can not tell you that you must be strong. I
    can not say that you shouldn't be angry, because you "knew what you were
    getting into when you married a military man". I can not say these
    things because I have never had to walk in your shoes. What I can say
    for certain is that because of your unselfish acts of bravery and your
    husbands willingness to stand up for those who see him as "just another
    soldier" - - I will never have to walk in your shoes. I do understand
    that as a military wife you are expected to uphold a certain amount of
    control, but I never understood how you could do it, until now. I have
    figured out that you are not like other women. You are of a special
    breed. You have a strength within you that holds life together in the
    darkest of hours, a strength of which I will never possess. The faith
    you have is what makes you stand out in a crowd; it makes you glow with
    emotion and swell with pride at the mention of The United States of
    America. You are a special lady, a wonderful partner and a glorious

    I have more respect for your husband than I could ever tell you, but
    until recently I never thought much about those that the soldier leaves
    at home during deployment. Until this moment I could never put into
    words exactly what America meant to me. Until this moment, I had no real
    reason to.... Until I heard of you. Your husband and his military
    family hold this nation close, safe from those who wish to hurt us...but
    you and those like you are the backbone of the American family. You
    keep the wheels in motion and the hearts alive while most would just
    break completely down. Military families make this nation what it is
    today. You give us all hope and you emit a warming light at the end of
    a long dark tunnel. Because of you and your family...I am able to be
    me. I am able to have my family. I am able to walk free in this great
    land. Because of you and your family, I can look ahead to the future
    with the knowledge that life is going to be okay. Because of you and
    your family, I can awake to a new day, everyday. I realize that you are
    a stronger person than I will ever be because of these things and I just
    wanted to take the time today to say thank you to you and your family
    for allowing me that freedom. I will never be able to repay this debt
    to you, as it is unmatchable. However, I hope that you know that no
    matter where you are... what you are doing... what has happened today...
    or what will happen tomorrow...

    Your husband will NEVER be "just another soldier" to me.... And you,
    dear sweet lady, will never be forgotten. You are all in my prayer's
    everyday and I pray that God will bring you back together with your
    loved one safely.
    Loving my Marine!
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    that is super's amazing when people actually take the time to realize what we're going through!

    to everyone out there!

    "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" ~ Psalm 27:1
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    Tears down my cheeks. It's touching.

    My Sweetheart

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    Would you please not tempt the deployment gods?! They are vindictive and cruel.
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    that is awesome, im so glad you shared it with us. can you Pm it to me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovingamarine07 View Post
    that is awesome, im so glad you shared it with us. can you Pm it to me?
    I sure can!
    Loving my Marine!
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    That was awesome! Me too! Will you pm it to me please?
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    Thanks for sharing that!

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    I have read that before. It makes me tear up every time. Thank you so much for sharing it.
  9. KNK
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    that was amazing...thank you for writing that
  10. forensicangel
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    We need more people like the author of this letter. If we had more of them, our troops would not feel so alienated. Yes, we are here for them, but so many of them are without.
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