To My Husband, On Veterans Day

american-flag-images-019Today is Veterans Day. It is a day to honor the men and women who served and are serving our country. You in particular. You decided to put your life on the line for your country. I have accepted that I will never be able to understand that. I dont think people outside of the military know what it means to sacrifice yourself for your country. It’s not just about the possibility of being killed in action, or all about deployments. It’s also about how you sacrifice your family. When you signed your contract, you made a promise that no matter what, your duty is to your country first, and then comes your family. There is no saying “no” to the military. There is no ” Im sorry I cant leave my family” If anything its always to your family that you say, “Im sorry but I have to go.” It is a series of unfortunate events. Today is the day that I honor you. You are a brave man. In a country full of so much hate, you chose to fight for those who can’t. I am the luckiest woman in the world to have a husband whose heart is bigger than this country. You have never been deployed to a war zone, but I cant be in denial that the day is closer to approaching than we know it.  When that time comes, it doesnt matter what your job is, whether you are an Aerial Porter, a Pilot,  or in the front lines.It doesnt matter what branch of service you are in either. Air Force or Marine. What matters the most is getting back home safely to your family.Honey,  when you are called away there is no doubt that I wont be devastated. I wont know what to tell the boys knowing they  will be too young to understand. I wont know what to do to make each day go by a little faster, but I wil tell you what I know I can and will do.  I promise to always hold you down, to always love you, to always honor you and to always love you.  You are my hero in more ways than one. I love you more than you can ever imagine.  Thank you for your service. Thank you for your sacrifice.  Happy Veterans  Day!

Always and forever,

Your wife

P.s. I hope you enjoy dinner and time with your  service brothers.

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Author: savannahspeaks

It's time my voice was heard.

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