A Navy Wife’s Prayer

A Navy Wife’s Prayer

From Chicken Soup for the Military Wife's Soul

A Navy Wife’s Prayer

How often we’ve stood on dark flight lines and piers . . .
“I love you,” “I’ll miss you” whispered through tears.


During long separations, in peacetime, at war . . .


my nights filled with dreams of this man I adore.


With only my memories to hold close at night . . .


I live for the day God returns my sunlight.


Yes, life goes on when your loved one’s at sea . . .


but the ache never leaves, the fear stays with me.


Dear Lord, I need your guidance, your love . . .


help me be brave, keep your watch from above.


Hold my dear one so safe in your heart and your hand . . .


bring him home to his family . . . this hero . . . my man.


Of us, Lord, I pray he’ll be filled with such pride . . .


of how we carried on without him by our side.


Please, help time fly quickly and soon I will hold . . .


the hand of the man whose eyes chase the cold.


Whose voice brings delight, whose touch eases pain.


How will I ever say “Farewell” again?


With your help, dear God, I’ll try to stay strong . . .


and pray that his time here at home will be long.


Still, “I know that the navy will need him,” I sigh . . .


but we’ll face it together, Dear Lord, you and I.

Sue Ellen Groseclose-Combs

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