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Saturday, November 2, 2013

I Am the Wife of an American Soldier

Alright, so if you tuned in yesterday, you'll know that 1) I'm super excited that November has arrived so I can listen to Christmas music and 2) I'm participating in Kenzie's 28 days of the Thankful Project. Well, not long after I'd hit the orange little publish button on Day 1 of the Thankful Project, I was clicking through my bloglovin feed and came across inspiration for Day 2. 
Day 2's prompt is thankfulness for a role you've played and I'll be honest when I was first looking through the list, this day was the one that left me with a big fat question mark in the what-am-I-going-to-write box. Then I happened upon this post from Kara at Ramblings of a Marine Wife. Her post led me to this post from the blog Singing through the Rain and after reading through the comments, I gained the courage to write this post. So here it goes--
The role that I'm most thankful that I have played is this one--my current role as the wife of a service member, in essence a military wife. 
I know that there a ton of different definitions people think of when they hear the term 'military wife' but for me it means that I support my husband through his service and do my best to show support for the cause he fights for. I'm insanely proud of him for being the amazing man that he is for choosing to become a soldier and I intend to let him know that fact every day. I love that he is part of this brotherhood called the military and I feel blessed to be part of the sisterhood of military spouses. 

I feel like I can't put into words exactly what I feel is my 'job' as a military spouse, so I will let the soldier's wives creed do the talking for me. 

The Creed of a Soldier's Wife

I am the wife on an American soldier.
I am a support system and a member of a family much larger than my own.
I serve the people of the United States by promising to teach my children the importance of the Army values.
My husband's heightened morale is my mission because I understand that he will not be successful in his duties if I stray from mine. 
I will never give up nor allow my fears to prevent the accomplishment of my duties. 
I will never allow my husband to forget the importance of his role as a US soldier. 
I am disciplined. My faith in God will allow me to remain firm. I will depend on Him so my husband can depend on me. 
I will ensure my husband never doubts that he is a priority in my life. He will never have to wonder where my devotion lies. His focus will remain on the security of our nation while mine remains on the security of our family. 
I will remain faithful in my encouragement and support.
I am a wife, lover, and friend.
I am the wive of an American Soldier.

 
Please note that this creed was modeled after the Army creed, but I believe it applies to the spouses of all branches.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

I Am the Wife of an American Soldier

Alright, so if you tuned in yesterday, you'll know that 1) I'm super excited that November has arrived so I can listen to Christmas music and 2) I'm participating in Kenzie's 28 days of the Thankful Project. Well, not long after I'd hit the orange little publish button on Day 1 of the Thankful Project, I was clicking through my bloglovin feed and came across inspiration for Day 2. 
Day 2's prompt is thankfulness for a role you've played and I'll be honest when I was first looking through the list, this day was the one that left me with a big fat question mark in the what-am-I-going-to-write box. Then I happened upon this post from Kara at Ramblings of a Marine Wife. Her post led me to this post from the blog Singing through the Rain and after reading through the comments, I gained the courage to write this post. So here it goes--
The role that I'm most thankful that I have played is this one--my current role as the wife of a service member, in essence a military wife. 
I know that there a ton of different definitions people think of when they hear the term 'military wife' but for me it means that I support my husband through his service and do my best to show support for the cause he fights for. I'm insanely proud of him for being the amazing man that he is for choosing to become a soldier and I intend to let him know that fact every day. I love that he is part of this brotherhood called the military and I feel blessed to be part of the sisterhood of military spouses. 

I feel like I can't put into words exactly what I feel is my 'job' as a military spouse, so I will let the soldier's wives creed do the talking for me. 

The Creed of a Soldier's Wife

I am the wife on an American soldier.
I am a support system and a member of a family much larger than my own.
I serve the people of the United States by promising to teach my children the importance of the Army values.
My husband's heightened morale is my mission because I understand that he will not be successful in his duties if I stray from mine. 
I will never give up nor allow my fears to prevent the accomplishment of my duties. 
I will never allow my husband to forget the importance of his role as a US soldier. 
I am disciplined. My faith in God will allow me to remain firm. I will depend on Him so my husband can depend on me. 
I will ensure my husband never doubts that he is a priority in my life. He will never have to wonder where my devotion lies. His focus will remain on the security of our nation while mine remains on the security of our family. 
I will remain faithful in my encouragement and support.
I am a wife, lover, and friend.
I am the wive of an American Soldier.

 
Please note that this creed was modeled after the Army creed, but I believe it applies to the spouses of all branches.

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