"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.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Military Child

There is something very special about a Military Child.
Something that comforts and carries through this life of trial.

There is a strength found within them born from the love of a Father who serves.
A quiet patience breathed inside them born of a Mother who loves through hurt.

There is a goodness prior given, an innocence meant to protect.
There is a pride, a joy, a longing for a Freedom one must ne’er reject.

There is something very special about a Military Child’s hands
That wait outstretched and empty while Daddy fights in foreign lands.

There is something very precious in the touch of these daughters and sons
Who unknowingly bring comfort to others who wait til’ mission’s done.

There is something much too deep in the eyes of the children they must leave
There is a needing and a sadness, a cry for understanding as they grieve.

There is something too unnoticed in the children of those who give
They hold keys to bringing joy, to making the hardest moments, thriving moments we can live.

There is something beyond special about these children’s tiny arms
Who hug heroes into battles and know little of guns and bombs.

There is something far too sweet in the little voices of the children
Who heartfully sing the anthems, cover their hearts, and pledge their allegiance.

There is something left unspoken when they see that he’s come home
A beauty far too precious, far too deep to feel alone.

There is something that moves the heart about these smallest tears
The ones that roll down their cheeks when they finally see that he is here.

There is something very special about a Military Child
A world of strength and joy and pride held within their tear-filled smiles. 

Written By: Megan Kratochvil Williams 
© 2012, all rights reserved
Do not use without permission.


  1. LOVE this, great job. *wiping tear*

  2. Very touching, just like your promises ones! Love this and had to keep from tearing up!

  3. Oh that is beautiful, heartbreaking, confronting .... we've just said goodbye to our darling soldier, so it's a timely reminder that I am not alone in the sadness that I am feeling. My children feel it too.

    1. They truly do but their resiliency throughout it incredible. Safety to your soldier! Strength to you!

  4. Yes, there is...

    I often wonder how many military kids grow up to either be in the military or married to it? Of my two sisters and myself, one became active duty, one married a marine, and one married a soldier. Guess we just were so "comfortable" in our military roles, we never left it. Now, I wonder where my 4 little military children will end up...

    1. I wonder that too, Queen! I have met so many people that have ALWAYS lived this life.

  5. Thank you for that. As a military child and now wife, it was much needed!


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