"A soldier doesn't fight because he hates what is in front of him. A soldier fights because he loves what he left behind." - unknown

"God is our refuge and strength. He will protect us and make us strong" (ps 46:1). For those who will fly today, for those who are there now, and for those who will soon join the fight, Lord, shield them from all evil, strengthen their hearts, and bring them home safely.

Friday, May 6, 2011


For all of you who support your soldier or airman or sailor or marine, who wait, who sleep alone and then wake up everyday and choose to keep moving forward in the face of fear and the unknown and the what-ifs, who have resolved to rise above it, who are determined to become stronger, who use their experiences to support those who have just joined our ranks, who encourage, who empower, who keep their soldiers focused by building and maintaining a strong homefront, who choose to take a step back and let the needs of this nation come first,

For all of you who love your soldier or airman or sailor or marine, who cry as many tears of pride as you do of heartache, who stay committed, who recognized the difficult journey ahead of you and accepted it anyway, who refuse to be defeated,

For all of you who hold your tongue when needed and share your journey when most necessary, who use your time to strengthen this military family by strengthening your own, who hold the hand of your hero while shaking the hands of the heroes that stand beside him,

For all of you who are determined, for all of you that cry into his pillow and then wake up to take on the next day, who will not give up, who will not lose faith, who keep grace, who honor the sacrifice, who live the sacrifice, who will thrive along this journey,

I am honored to stand among you. Thank you for all you do!

Happy Military Spouses' Appreciation Day!


  1. Beautiful! Made me choke up. Thank you, as well!

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for writing, and thanks to you too.


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