Thursday, November 13, 2008

There are angels out there...

I've been wrapped up in all this house crap that for just a few minutes I need to take a break from it and write about something else.

I've mentioned Twitter before, and today I started "following" a lady who goes under the name inspiremetoday. She sent me a message thanking me for being a military spouse and sent me a link to her blog with a very inspiring post.

Basically, she wrote a song for her daughter, and it became a hit. I listened to the song on the blog site, and immediately started crying.

Being a military spouse is no picnic, but, that being said, we also have women like Gail Goodwin who recognize us and even write songs about us. It humbles me, and it makes me feel good that there are those out there who not only support our military men and women, but us spouses also.

I don't seek out recognition for being a military spouse. It's who I am. In the same vein, my husband doesn't go around bragging about who he is and what he's accomplished in his time in the Army. I will sometimes do that for him (Best Ranger '04, three Bronze Stars, rank of master sergeant at 13 years of service-sorry Adam, but someone's gotta do it-you're a rock star!)

My mom has told me it's always harder on the person left behind. While I understand this, I also think being in a foreign country where your life is on the line everyday is harder. I really have no clue as to what Adam has done overseas. Just knowing that his tours of duty aren't over have prevented me from asking. We've made a deal though-on his retirement day, he's going to tell me everything he's done and isn't going to stop talking until I know everything.

Then I plan on getting him to write a book or screenplay or something-I know it's got to be that good!

Here is the link to the blog post:
http://www.inspiremetoday.com/gail/2008/10/inspiremetoday-brings-inspiration-to-iraq/

3 comments:

Gail Lynne Goodwin said...

Dear Erin,

You are the hero! Your job as a military spouse is the most difficult one that I can imagine. You have my ultimate respect and my unending thanks for the job that you do. Your husband and the other like him are pretty awesome too, but I agree with you mom. :)

I'm happy that you enjoyed reading the post on InspireMeToday.com. It is my honor to do whatever we can not only for our troops, but for our military families as well.

Thank you for the support you so willingly give to this country. In my eyes, you're the rock star.

With gratitude and hugs,

Gail
InspireMeToday.com

Army Household6 said...

I agree with you.. although I think its hard on each of us just in different ways.

For those living the military lifestyle, we ROCK! : )

Your fellow Rockstar (LOL)
Tammy

Adam said...

I think we are both on the same page, because I bragg about you all the time (loves sports, is beautiful, smart as a whip, is my wife...). You do have a hard job and I have recognized that, you should be proud of what YOU have accomplished!