Thursday, May 3, 2007

IF YOU'RE NOT IN LOVE WITH A SOLDIER!!!

If you're not in love with a soldier, you can't know adventure. You don't
know smelly gray PT uniforms that require daily washing. You can't
understand green and brown camouflaged bags flooding your bedroom floor.

If you're not in love with a soldier, you can't understand the meaning of
the phrase going to the field and the weeks you spend away from each other.

If you're not in love with a soldier, you can never imagine the hole in
your heart when the phone call comes. Honey, I am leaving tomorrow to go
overseas. I don't know how long I will be gone or exactly where I am going
but I want you to know I love you Always!

If you're not in love with a soldier, you don't know what it's like to say
that final good-bye. You don't know what it really means to be glued to the
television. You don't understand fear and you can't possibly understand the
sleepless nights of endless crying wondering if you will ever see the love
of your life alive again.

If you're not in love with a soldier, you can't know the immense joy, the
uncontrollable smile, or the butterflies in your stomach when you see your
soldier march onto a parade field upon redeployment, You can't understand
the self-control it takes to stand a mere thirty feet away from your man as
some higher up gives a seemingly endless welcome home speech while all the
soldiers stand in formation. You don't know what it is like to have the
second first kiss or what its like to experience puppy love all over.

If you're not in love with a soldier, you can't truly understand how to
make every moment count because you never know when that phone call may
come again.

If you're not in love with a soldier, you can never really understand how
very delicate life is!!

The Army may have my soldier, but I have his heart!

I've commanded you to be strong and brave. Don't ever be afraid or
discouraged! I am the Lord your God, and I will be there to help you
wherever you go. Joshua 1:9