The support we get is great, but there is someone who gets left out. They are the true heroes. Without these people the military would be an utter failure. I'm speaking of the military spouse.
My wife's job is the hardest in the military.
1. Pay - Nothing
2. Training - Sink or Swim
3. Hours - 24/7
4. Position - Wife, Mom and sometimes Dad, Accountant, Child Counselor and Personal Assistant
5. Stability - Shaky at best
Like so many other military spouses, my wife becomes both parents at a moments notice. They all juggle an erratic schedule. Willingly they pack up their lives in whatever town their spouse is stationed only to move to the next place and start over again. They watch us train, prepare and deploy as they stay back and pray that we all make it back. All the time they are fully aware that some of us will not return, some will be physically different, but all will be wounded in some form or fashion. Throughout it all it is not unusual for these spouses to have full time jobs, cart kids back and forth to extra-curricular activities, and support charities. The job that the men and women who share the title of military spouse accomplish is unbelievable.
These unsung heroes never ask for praise but I will try my best. To all military spouses out there, especially my queen, THANK YOU!! This country will never understand how important you are to the fight for freedom!