Saturday, July 4, 2009
today is a day that has been set aside to celebrate our nations freedom but do we really understand the holiday? wives of faith posted a wonderful blog about the price of freedom and as i read their post (as a military wife) tears trickled down my face. i woke up to an empty bed this morning as part of my service to the United States of America. my husband is fighting in a foreign land to protect our land. don't get me wrong...i know i chose this life and i am so very proud of my husband, but i get lonely. i miss my best friend. i miss the simple things like conversations that don't require codes, having someone to sit beside in church, kisses goodnight, and being able to get a hold of him any time i need him. overall, i honestly don't feel like i am "serving my country" or that what i am doing is important. i know its important to my husband but i don't feel its important to our nation. i guess i don't feel important. to me, being an army wife is a blessing. God felt me worthy enough to be loved by someone who is willing to risk his life for something so much bigger than himself. being an army wife is an honor. but i must admit, i'm feeling pretty lonely in this empty bed. however, the wives of faith post reminded me that i'm not alone. God gave his life for me and for the entire world. God is bigger than this deployment and can take my loneliness away. but i ask a favor of you...as you light off your fireworks and gather for your barbeques...please remember our soldiers because they are fighting for your freedom whether you agree with the war or not. they did not pick this war, they simply chose to serve our country.