From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

July 4

Not long after the New Year dawned, my husband, an F-16 pilot, and his comrades strapped into their jets and headed over the ocean. We wives banded together. We laughed together and cried together. We commiserated over all the household catastrophes that only happen when husbands are away. We didn’t speak too much about our fears; those were understood. I thanked God for the strength of the wives.

When duty calls, the soldier will answer. In fact, he may seem eager to leave those he loves and fight the good fight. It is hard to be married to a hero.

A soldier is called to fight, and the spouse of a soldier is called to understand. Understanding makes you a hero, too.

Denise J. Hunnell

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