The Toughest Job...and it's not Motherhood.
By MrsCKirkland on May 07, 2011
I married a committed military man. And I have loved this military life. I have also had to put my personal opinions aside, to truly understand that our defenders of freedom are fighting a bigger battle. Not a political one, there battle goes beyond politics. Beyond religion, race or gender. There the defenders for us all. There the defenders of our differences. As one soldier is taken away from us, another returns to us. There’s balance in the universe, a natural system of order. Look beside each soldier and you will find the people who fight with them. The spouses, the sons the daughters the families, we serve too.
Their victories are our victories, there defeats are our defeats.
Together we fight for our freedom…Human life isn’t about perfection, it is about accepting the flawed, the misguided parts of ourselves. We keep trying, we keep loving, we keep believing. I am proud of the role we play in maintaining piece in our country and in the world.
I am proud to stand beside a man whose integrity shines like a diamond in the dust.
And I am proud to call myself a military wife.
(Adapted from Season One: Episode Five of Lifetime’s Army Wives)
Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. It’s ironic that it falls right beside Mother’s Day. These two days mark the significance of the two most important roles I play in life…a Wife to a Man who is brave enough to fight for our freedom on a daily basis, and a mother. Being a military spouse, isn’t a role that I ever dreamed I would play. But now that I’m here…now that I’m a part of this proud military family and lifestyle, I wouldn’t change it for anything.
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