June 1, 2017
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BJ 'n Cindy

Poetry

I Am A Marine Spouse

I Am A Marine Spouse

I am a Marine wife. I share my husband’s pride in the Marine Corps. My
husband has conquered the most challenging military training program the
United States has to offer. The Eagle, Globe, and Anchor give testimony to
his title: "Leader of Men – United States Marine." He has taken his place
among history’s Marines who have made the free world feel safer just
hearing the words, "The Marines have landed, and the situation is well in
hand." I am proud that in an age that scorns fighting men, he chooses to be
ready to defend his country. Although I can never fully understand his
devotion to this fighting fraternity, I realize that these closed corners
of his heart and mind are not a threat to our marriage. That without this
dedication to the word "Marine" and all it stands for –Honor, Courage,
Patriotism and Devotion to duty –he would not be the man he is. I try to be
familiar with the job so I can appreciate his abilities. I wait when the
long hours or tours of duty separate us, knowing our reunion will
revitalize our marriage. I pray for his success in his career and for his
returns. I hope that he fulfills his potential and that I will never be a
deterrent. I share a common bond with those wives who waited during Belleau
Wood, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jimo, Inchon, Khe Sanh, Beirut, Grenada, and
Kuwait, knowing one day I may be the one waiting. I choose to let the
possibility of loss increase to intensity of the moment, to live full, to
love completely. My husband has earned his right to be called a "Marine."
He has been tested and not found lacking. May I be found as worthy of the
title, "Marine Wife."

Contributed by Joyce
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