Giving Thanks.

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.

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“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.”

Happy Thanksgiving.

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!

Comments

  1. jen says

    Beautiful! I’m finally catching up on posts and this one definitely has me in tears. Being a military wife must be tough and we civilians Thank you for being there to support our soldiers

    • Me says

      Thanks Jen…it’s definitely difficult, but there are so many people out there who support us (and I have great family and friends), so we make it work!

  2. rosa says

    this is so sweet. brought a tear to my eye! my brother in law is such an amazing man, father and husband. i am so proud of him…and so proud of you for holding down the fort while he is away! you are both so lucky to have each other. <3

    • Me says

      Thanks sister dearest! Don’t be too proud of me yet, he hasn’t been away and we don’t know how well I’ll do! Lol, I may be flying you down here for the summer to help me :)) I appreciate the support though, it makes me feel strong even when I’m scared to say goodbye to him!

  3. Mom3 says

    Said so beautifully and with such a great perspective. I am so thankful for you my blessings, my son and my daughter in law who fill my life with joy and have given me precious Raegan. I love you all three so much. Happy Thanksgiving. PS: this post also brought me to tears, you are such a talented writer!!

    • Me says

      Aww thank you! I am so thankful for the son that you raised to be just the perfect husband and father!! He is literally the rock of our family… we love you too!

  4. Judi says

    This brought tears to my eyes…may God bless you and your family today and always.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

    • Me says

      God has blessed us…this next year is going to be difficult but I know that we’ll get through it because of the love and support of our family!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

    • Me says

      I sure did, Lindsey. Thanks! And Happy Thanksgiving to you too!! A bit different in a southern state, eh?