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Monday, May 30, 2011

The letter to the Military Family

Dear American Soldier,
Thank you.
Thank you for the time you spend away.
Thank you for the long hours you put in.
Thank you for putting my family first.
When people think of the sacrifices made by a soldier, they usually think of the ultimate sacrifice.
You make sacrifices every day. 
You sacrifice precious time with your family so my family can be protected together.
You give up witnessing those first steps.
You give up birthday parties.
You give up special celebrations.
And you do it graciously....
Your strength is the heart of our country.
Thank you.

Dear American Soldier's Wife,
Photo taken by Kathleen Amelia - Photographer
Thank you.
Thank you for being Mommy and Daddy.
Thank you for putting your dreams on hold as you move from place to place.
Thank you for supporting your husband without complaint so that he can support my family.
Thank you for being the backbone of our defense.
Thank you for substituting a Skype date or photo for a hug or bedtime kiss.
You sacrifice also.  I appreciate your sacrifices.
And you do it so graciously...
Your strength is the heart of our country.
Thank you.

1 Comments:

At June 2, 2011 at 3:08 AM , Blogger Amy said...

I love it. Love, love, love it. My nephew is currently in Iraq, and not a day goes by that I don't worry about him.

 

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