|Let us not become
weary in doing good,
for at the proper time
we will reap a harvest
if we do not give up."
~ Galations 6:9
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I am a military wife - a member of that sisterhood of women who have had the courage to watch
their men go into battle, and the strength to survive until their return. Our sorority knows no
rank, for we earn our membership with a marriage license, traveling over miles, or over nations to
begin a new life with our military husbands. Within days, we turn a barren, echoing building into
a home, and though our quarters are inevitably white-walled and unpapered, we decorate with the
treasures of our travels, for we shop the markets of the globe.
Using hammer and nail, we tack our pictures to the wall, and our roots to the floor as firmly as if
we had lived there for a lifetime. We hold a family together by the bootstraps, and raise the best
of 'brats', instilling in them the motto: "Home is togetherness", whether motel, or guest house,
apartment or duplex. As military wives we soon realize that the only good in "Good-bye" is the
"Hello again". For as salesmen for freedom, our husbands are often on the road, at sea, or in the
sky, leaving us behind for a week, a month, an assignment.
During separations we guard the home front, existing until the homecoming. Unlike our civilian
counterparts, we measure time, not by years, but by tours - married at Portsmouth, a baby born
in Okinawa, a special anniversary at Bremerton, a promotion in Lejeune... We plant trees, and
never see them grow tall, work on projects completed long after our departure, and enhance our
community for the betterment of those who come after us.
We leave a part of ourselves at every stop. Through experience, we have learned to pack a
suitcase, a car or hold baggage, and live indefinitely from the contents within: and though our
fingers are sore from the patches we have sewn, and the silver we have shined, our hands are
always ready to help those around us. Women of peace, we pray for a world in harmony, for the
flag that leads our men into battle, will also blanket them in death.
Yet we are an optimistic group, thinking of the good, and forgetting the bad, cherishing yesterday,
while anticipating tomorrow. Never rich by monetary standards, our hearts are overflowing with a
wealth of experiences common only to those united by the special tradition of military life. We
pass on this legacy to every military bride, welcoming her with outstretched arms, with love and
friendship, from one sister to another, sharing in the bounty of our unique, fulfilling military way
~ Author Unknown ~
|Reach Out, Support & Encourage
A ministry dedicated to the military wife.
|"For you have been my
hope, Sovereign Lord, my
confidence since my youth."
Psalm 71:5 (NIV)
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|This year, our focus is not going to be about giving
presents, but about sharing our presence with others.
Learn more about why it is so important as military wives
to understand the desire for personal relationships and
the need to stay connected with others.
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