I wear no uniforms, no blues or army greens,
But I am in the military in the ranks rarely seen.
I have no rank upon my shoulders.
Salutes I do not give.
But the military world is the place where I live.
I'm not in the chain of command, orders I do not get.
But my husband is the one that does,
this I cannot forget.
I'm not the one who fires the weapon,
who puts my life on the line.
But my job is just as tough. I'm the one that's left behind.
My husband is a patriot, a brave and prideful man
and the call to serve his country, not all can understand.
Behind the lines I see the things needed
to keep this country free.
My husband makes this sacrifice,
but so do our kids and me.
I love the man I married. Soldiering is his life.
But I stand among the silent ranks
Known as the military wife.
Give me the greatness of heart to see the difference between duty and his/her love for me.
Give me a task to do each day, to fill the time when he/she is away.
When he/she is in a foreign land, keep him/her safe in your loving hand.
And, when duty is in the field, please protect him/her and be his/her shield.
And Lord, when deployment is so long, please stay with me and keep me strong.