Today our country honors its servicemen and women both past and present. Roof with a View would like to also honor their wives. At the end of this post, please use our comment section to leave a note of appreciation and encouragment to our sisters that have also sacrificed so much.
Some of you have spouses serving our country so we can have the privilege of freedom. Others of you may have even lost your spouses as they served our country in the name of freedom. Today, as our country honors your spouses and those that have served, we want to take a minute to honor YOU! I can't imagine...
...saying goodbye to your spouse indefinitely.
...cheerfully holding down the fort alone in their absence.
...celebrating your children's milestones without them.
...hearing all of the political negativity about our soldiers being overseas knowing THAT's what your spouse is wholeheartedly doing.
...being strong for your children when you aren't feeling so strong.
...holidays apart from them.
...the emotional roller coaster.
...not having them there to relieve you when you need a break.
...keeping from being consumed with fear and worry for their safety and well being.
...rounding up your household alone to go to church alone.
...the transition of being the leader of your home in their absence and returning to the submissive, supportive helpmate upon their return.
....being sensitive and attuned to the emotional and physical consequences of what they have encountered during their service.
....the list could go on and on.
You may say, "I'm used to it. I know nothing different." But I say you are also sacrificing for our country and we honor you. God bless you.
Ladies of Roof with a View, please join me in praying for your fellow women in these roles and please remember to use the comments to leave a note of thanks and encouragement to them!