Maybe I’m not old enough to tell you or to say
that though I’ll miss very much I’m proud when you’re away.
Many folks will thank a soldier, though few will understand
just what it takes to be a sailor, husband and a dad.
I don’t know about war, or peace, or about foreign lands
but I know you are MY hero and mommy’s best friend.
And there has to be a real good reason for you to not be here
so even though I’ll miss you tons, I’ll be good and grow all year.
Because some day you’ll come back to us and just be ours again,
for every time a deployment starts, there’s praying for the end.
Now that I’m a big girl and I can help mommy pray, too,
I’ll clasp my hands before bed each night and only wish for you.
“Loving a military man is not hard. The distance is hard, the worry is hard, the sacrifices are hard. But loving him? That’s the easiest thing I’ve ever done.”
Giving thanks to all who give.
This year, and every year, I am grateful for every moment spent with my family…because I know the pain of being separated for extended periods of time. I am thankful that my husband is home for another holiday with us, because I know that there will be holidays that he’ll spend away from home. I am aware that as a family, we are blessed…and I am beyond thankful that, though sacrifices will be made in the year to come, I have the love and support of family and friends…and a wonderful, selfless man who will always, no matter how long he is forced to be away, come home to his girls!