ARMY OF ONE – I am an Army Wife
I’ve noticed in my present job, there is a tiny quirk. There’s no respect at all and its not considered work!
Well, I am here to show you another point of view, and give you an idea of what I really do!
Here’s my job description and to better understand, it’s written in the language of the Army Man.
I’m the IG, complaints come to me. I am the Medic, I bandage skinned knees.
I’m the Legal Office and the courts-martial, too. I decide the punishment, how much and on who.
I’m Health: Welfare, inspecting for junk, and the 1SG checking the bunk.
I’m also Supply, in charge of food, clothes, housewares, diapers, toys, heaven only knows.
I’m the MP who secures the door, I’m also the PVT who GI’s the floor.
I’m the Mess SGT who cooks all the meals. I’m TMP in charge of the wheels.
I’m MWR planning all the fun and I am the Bugler, announcing the “day is done”. I’m the KP who does all the dishes, I am the DA who hears all you wishes.
I’m the CQ and the Fireguard, too, there isn’t that much that I don’t do.
I’m the instructor too, you see, because what is learned is taught by me.
I’m the Squad Leader who knows his troops well, sometimes the Drill SGT who really can yell.
I’m the S4, S1, 2, 3, just about everything must come through me.
Appropriations, taskings, commitments too, I’m responsible for all we do.
I never go to battle, and AR of some sort, but you can count on me to bravely guard the fort.
I’m ALWAYS on duty, I never take leave, no Holidays off, it’s hard to believe!
I can never ETS, I signed for life, my primary MOS is Mother, my secondary is Army Wife.
For all my devotion, to duty, my LES says “NO PAY DUE” because I’m not paid in money, but in the words of ‘I LOVE YOU’.
I AM AN ARMY WIFE
We would like to recognize these often underestimated, unseen, and unheard heroes.
This is for the young women that are waking up at 6 a.m. everymorning, laying out clothes and packing three lunches for those small precious children that they have been left alone to care for.
This is for the pregnant Military wife wondering if her husband will make it home in time to watch their miracle happen.
This is for the childless Military wife, living in a town or on a base alone where she is a complete stranger to her surroundings.
This is for the women that feel like a third leg when they go out with their friends and their husbands.
This is for the Military wife that canceled all her plans to wait by the phone, and even though the phone broke up and cut off every time you spoke to him you waited anyway.
This is a pledge to the women that cry themselves to sleep in an empty bed.
This is to recognize the woman that felt like she was dying inside when he said he had to go, but smiled for him anyway.
This is for those of you that are faithfully in that long line at the post office once a month, handling 2 large boxes and 2 small children like a pro.
This is for that woman that decided to remodel the house to passtime, and then realized that she had no idea what she was doing and sighed and wished she had a little help.
This is for all the lonely nights, all the one-person dinners, and all of the wondering thoughts because you haven’t heard from him in days. This is for the sad Military wives, the angry Military wives, and the strong Military wives.
A toast to you for falling apart, and putting yourselves backtogether. Because a pay check isn’t enough, a body pillow in yourbed is no consolation, and a web cam can never compare.
This is for all of you no matter how easy or hard this was for you.Our soldiers/sailors are brave, but so are we.
So the next time someone tells you that they would never marry a Military guy, don’t bother explaining to them that you can’t control who you fall in love with. Just think of this and nod your head, know that you are the stronger woman.
Hold your heads up high, hang that flag in your front yard, stick 100 magnets on your car, and then give yourself a pat on the back.
Be proud to be the woman that you are, be proud tobe a Military wife!