If you have never considered the family of our military personnel then you must read this. If you have considered them and forgotten their sacrifice. You too need to read this. As you read it; consider John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Each of these unnamed soldiers and military personnel are our unknown friends; offering their lives for us and our freedom. But what of their families? Aren’t they unnamed friends laying down pieces of their lives also? I believe today is a good day to begin sharing our stories and comforting each other and their families. Only those who have shared in this families hardship and sacrifice can fully understand the support they need and deserve. I recommend this to everyone. God bless.
This post took many months to compose. I wrote it, then left it to sit for a while. I worked on it a little more, then asked my husband to read it. He advised me that it was too sanitized, so I worked on it again. This is raw…what it was really like for me. Out of respect for him, some of my husband’s story is left out. Mine, however is all here.
I married my husband while he was still in college. A year later, he graduated and was commissioned into the U.S. Army. This commissioning magically turned him into an Army officer, and me into an “Officer’s Wife.” I didn’t know it at the time, but these titles would become a significant part of our personal identities, and would greatly influence our worldviews.
His first duty station was Ft. Campbell, KY. What I didn’t realize at the time…
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