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Just need to vent...

Friday, April 16, 2010

As EVERYONE should already know my wonderful husband will be home in less than 24 hours!!! YAY!! Today a package came from his dad and grandfather. Gifts to say how proud they are of him and what he has accomplished and of the sacrifices he has made. Ok so people will walk right up to my DH, shake his hand and thank him for his service. I think that is so sweet of strangers to do that...BUT they, not just strangers but family too, forget that it isn't just him that sacrifices and deserves that handshake and a thank you. I don't want to sound conceded, but I have worked very hard here at home without my DH by my side. I have had to do not only my job as a mom, but also his as a dad. I have had to run the house without a man to take care of those "manly" tasks. Plus I have had to work two jobs, night at that, and try to be a good mom, acting strong for my daughter. Has my family or a stranger said thank you for what I have done ALONE? NO! It has not been easy, AT ALL! I hate not having him here by my side. I didn't get married to spend my nights and days alone, wondering what he is doing and if he is ok. I just wish that people, especially my family saw that it is just as hard, if not harder for those of us military wives left behind.
I know that there are a few of you that have thanked not only my DH, but also me and for that you are WONDERFUL beyond words! Knowing that you see what most of the world doesn't makes you one of the few. Ok, I am done now. And I am very excited for my DH to FINALLY be home!!!!
Jaymie
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  • MITTSFAMILYOF5
    You are wonderful. I watch my sister who is a military wife go through things on her own. I am so proud of her and I am proud of you. You have to be independent to survive without your husband for months on end. As well as take care of the house and your daughter.
    3689 days ago
  • BUBBLES12310
    I cannot imagine what you are going through and I have another friend who is also a military wife and I praise each and every one of you who sacrifice your husbands and your marriages so that our country can be safe. I would like to take this time to offer a thank you to your entire family and all the other men and women out there in similar situations.
    3697 days ago
  • THENORA
    You are truly unsung heroes, as moms often are.
    3697 days ago
  • no profile photo REILLYGIRRRL
    Families of service men/women sacrifice a lot!! Thanks for all you do.
    3697 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5128667
    Jaymie,

    First off,

    emoticon that people are slighting you.....I am convinced that without family support, the work of our mighty soldiers will be that much harder.....

    I've commented on a few blogs from military family members and have let them know just how I feel.....

    YOU ROCK!

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    3697 days ago
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