I mean my boyfriend and I have overcome many challenges and have somehow managed to keep going strong. I thought our challenges were really something. I mean we’re on opposite sides of the world, communication is difficult, and we go months without seeing each other.
Yet I recently came across a blog created by a military wife, and I was humbled. Her days are filled with trying to manage a household and raise 3 kids alone all the while wondering if her husband is safe. She describes going days without be able to communicate with her husband and the joy she feels when she finally hears his voice even for a few minutes. It made me realize that she is just one of thousands of spouses and partners out there trying to live life without knowing when their love will return.
Whether or not we agree with the war, I believe we are all grateful that there are people willing to sacrifice so much to keep us safe. It takes courage and strength to be a soldier, and it takes courage and strength to love and support a soldier and a family while your partner is away. I would like to dedicate this post to all the military wives, husbands, girlfriends, and boyfriends who are separated because of the war.
May you find courage in knowing that your partner is truly a hero. Just know that even heroes need support and that your love is what will guide them through the darkest of nights. May you find peace in the calls and letters you receive no matter how short they may be.
Stay strong and know that God never gives us more than we can handle. The stronger we are the more we are tested, but we all have a path to fulfill, and the struggles are part of the journey. And when your soldier finally returns home, may this challenge strengthen your relationship and remind you that though love can be painful, it is worth fighting for.
My prayers are with you.