Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Silent Ranks

The Silent Ranks

I wear no uniforms, no blues or greens.
But, I am in the military, in the ranks rarely seen.
I have no rank upon my shoulders. Salutes I do not give.
But in the military world is where I live.
I am not in the chain of command, orders I do not give or get.
But my husband is the one who does, this I cannot forget.
I am not the one who fires a weapon, who puts his life on the line.
But my job is just as tough, for I am the one who is left behind.
My husband is a patriot, a brave and pride filled man.
And the call to serve his country, not all can understand.
Behind the lines, I see things that are needed to keep this country free.
My husband makes the sacrifice, but so do my kids and me.
I love the man I married. The military is his life.
So I pledge to support my hero and stand among the silent ranks
known as the military wife.

-A military wife author unknown

I saw this poem and thought it was cool, so I thought I would share it with everyone :)


Andy and Melissa said...

It's true. You deserve a lot of credit too. I know you are not the one putting your life on the line, but I gotta hand it to you. You are pretty brave as well. We all know I am such a baby, I am hoping every day Andy wont end up in the JAG, at least not if it means he has to go out for six months.

Kearns Family said...

Very cool... you are amazing my dear! A true Mrs. Kearns!

Michelle my Belle said...

True Dat girlfriend. True Dat...