Monday, March 10, 2008

The Military Mom

Upon returning from training in Texas, and through tears of pride and relief and and hugs welcoming him, he reached over and gave me a bag. He said, " This is for you." In the bag was a beautiful plaque with a picture similar to our last trip to Ottawa on it. Written upon the picture was a prayer. I thought I would share his gift with you. Thank you Son. I love you very, very much.

The Military Mom
Give me the greatness of heart to see,
The difference between duty and his love for me.
Give me understanding, so that I may know,
When duty calls him, he must go.
Give me a task to do each day,
To fill the time when he's away.
When he's in a foreign land,
Keep him safe in your loving hand.
And Lord, when duty is in the field,
Please protect him and be his shield.
And Lord, when deployment is so long,
Please stay with me and keep me strong.
Author Unknown
"Bless all Military Moms"


Anonymous said...

That's very sweet. You are one lucky Mom!
*I dont know if you can answer this or not, but, just wondering which rotation your son is going on. My husband is going back "over there" as well.

Bev said...

I'm typing this through tears as the poem really hit me. My son went to Texas a week before the other troops and returned a week after they did, for "set up". I don't know how I'll handle it when he and others go in Sept. but must stay strong for all of them. Afghanistan is so fortunate to have our sons "showing them the way".
You're doing a great job yourself!
Take care, Bev in Niagara Falls