I am the wife of an American Soldier.

Friday, February 19, 2010

By the time this posts it will be official. I am now the wife of an American Soldier. Family Day will be over and Graduation will have finished. I will now be a member of one of the most special ranks ever created. I will officially be a military spouse, and with that honor will come many trials, celebrations, tears and laughs. Nothing can describe how proud I am of KS today, but I know all of you fellow milspouse wives out there will know exactly what I was and still am feeling as I watched my husband cross that field completing one of the hardest phases of his life he will ever have to go through. Thank you for being with me and standing beside me during the hard and ugly parts of basic training. I have grown and learned so much during these past three months, and so much of that comes from the support that I found within you wonderful women. Thank you. KS stood in line today among 1,500 of his fellow soldiers and recited the Soldiers Creeds, so I figured that I would include the Army Wife's Creed along with this post, since in many ways our family has signed that dotted line right along with him.  

The Army Wife's Creed 
I am the wife of an American Soldier.
I am a supporter of the United States Army -
an encouragement for the protectors of the greatest nation on earth.
Because I am proud of my husband and the uniform that he wears,
I will always act in ways creditable to him, the military service
and the nation he is sworn to guard.
I am proud of my husband. I will do all that I can to protect
and provide for my family in his absence. I will be loyal to my
husband and to the vows that we made as we entered the
covenant of marriage.
I will do my full part to carry on the values
and goals we have set apart for our family
and I will continue to instruct our children in the same manner.
As a soldier's wife, I realize that I play a vital role
in my husband's decision to become a member of a time-honored profession -
that I am doing my share to keep alive the principles of freedom
for which my country stands.
No matter what situation I am in, I will never do anything,
for pleasure, profit, or personal safety,
which will disgrace my husband, his uniform or our country.
I will use every means I have to encourage my husband to be
the best soldier that he can be.
I am proud of my husband, my country and its flag.
I will fly the flag and will always remember the sacrifices
made by my husband and by generations of men and women
that have served our beloved country.
I will try to make my husband proud of the
manner in which I accept his decision to defend my freedom and
the freedom of all American citizens -
for I am the wife of an American soldier

6 comments:

cleotia said...

Yeah and congratulations!!! I am so glad I dont have to memorize our creed though!!!

Julie the Army Wife said...

Welcome to the club :)

Jessica said...

Congratulations to your husband and your whole family!! I am also very glad we don't have to memorize that and repeat every day!

Chelle said...

Congratulations to KS. And welcome to the silent ranks. It has so many tribulations that keep you on your toes. My favorite piece of advice I was given... "just remember home is not what you call it but what you make of it. Find the positives at every duty station otherwise you will be miserable."

(The) Ladybug Lounge formerly Msslaydbug said...

Congrats to your family !

JG said...

Congratulations! So happy you are all together again, even only for a few days. I hope you get to move together very soon!

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