When I first heard this poem by Shelene Waters, a military spouse I met at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, I knew what I had to do with it: share it.
Originally written as gift for her fellow Army wives in the infantry unit she was leaving (thus the "wives" aspect -- at the time her unit had no male spouses), the poem was meant to tell real live people she knows how she feels about their strength.
But when I heard it? I thought of you all.
Every day I ask myself how I can best support my fellow military spouses through my job at Military.com. And every Military Spouse Appreciation day I struggle to come up with the best way to tell you all just how much I adore you, how much your support of your troops and families day in and day out amazes me, how much I marvel at each and every one of you.
Shelene's poem says it all.
And so here it is for you. Share it with a spouse that amazes you like you amaze me.
You military wives (and husbands) -- you're awesome.