June 1, 2017
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BJ 'n Cindy

Poetry

No time to wonder any longer

No time to wonder any longer

My gift from God,
My sailor
we have been blessed with many years of marriage.
we have spent many days and nights apart.
I have watched the ship leave many times to watch it arrive in the sunrise.
The tugs pull that ship in, I am filled with anticipation my sailor will soon
be in.
I await, I am so proud to see my sailor standing on the brow, his whites
he stands so tall
his whistle to let me know " I am here and it‘s going to be alright".
At that moment:
No time to wonder about those lonely nights or how I will make it threw the
night
No time to wonder about the days I prayed for strength.
No time to wonder about what was broken.
No time to wonder about words left unspoken.
No time to wonder about what he has missed.
No time to wonder about the honey dew list.
No time to wonder how long he'll be gone?
No time to wonder , we will have to move again ?
No time to wonder will I pass the white glove inspection?
No time to wonder about how challenging it has been.
No time to wonder when the seapay will be in.
No time to wonder why he could not be there to ease the pain of the
children's fears
No time to wonder if I can handle two sets of tears.
No time to wonder how will the kids understand? "daddy has to leave"
No time to wonder how can I wear my shoes and fit into my sailors too?
No time to wonder if the children noticed I was wearing two sets of shoes
No time to wonder why this navy life?
No time to wonder if I am the strong supportive wife ?
No time to wonder when he will call?
No time to wonder can I afford that call.?
No time to wonder has my sailors love grown stronger?
No time to wonder could I hang on any longer ?

I had time to wonder while he was gone, but I also understood that he had a
job that had to be done. Whenever I had to say good -bye, tears filled my
eyes . I realized that each time that I had time to wonder, I knew I had to
hang on a little longer.

I found the inner strength ! Thank God, I knew when the ship pulled back in
that there would be no time to wonder but time to ponder. The years have
passed the inner strength has grown a little stronger. Now my sailor was
always wanted and God knows he was needed while he was gone, but you see he
had a job that had to be done. Not just any man could do what he has done,
not just any man could leave with so much undone.
Now he is retiring after 20 years of a job well done and I am his proud
navy wife. "there's no time to wonder any longer" his job is done and more
time to ponder.

Bye Ellie Reardon I wrote this poem for my husband and thought that maybe it
would be nice to share, I love your site keep up the good work.


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