This....says it all!
by Queen Green - Posted Mon November 12, 2007 @ 10:22 AM
I Am A Marine Wife"
I am a marine wife,
I share my husband's pride in the Marine Corps.
My husband has conquered the most challenging military training program
that the United States has to offer.
The Eagle, Globe and Anchor give testimony to his title "Leader of Men,
United States Marine"
He has taken his place among history's Marines
who have made the world feel safer just hearing the words, "the Marines
have landed, and the situation is well in hand"
I am proud that in an age that scorns fighting men, he chooses to defend
Although I can never fully understand his devotion to his fighting
I realize that these closed corners of his heart and mind are no threat to
That without his dedication to the word "Marine" and all it stands for -
honor, courage, patriotism and devotion to duty - he would not be the man
I try to be familiar with the job so I can appreciate his abilities.
I wait when long hours of tour of duty seperate us, knowing our reunion
will revitalize our marriage.
I pray for his success in his career and for his safe returns. I hope that
he fulfills his career
and that I will never be a deterrent.
I share a common bond with those wives who waited during Belleau Wood,
Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Ichon, Khe Sahn, Beruit, Grenada, Desert
Knowing one day, I will be the one waiting.
I choose to let the possiblity of loss increase the intensity of the
to live fully and to love completely.
My husband has earned his right to be called "Marine".
He has been tested and not found lacking. May I be as worthy of the