>Two Pairs of Boots

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>There are two pairs of Army boots by our door.  One is his, and one is mine.  It is a comforting sight.. our day is over and we are here with each other in our calm and boring life.

When hubby is away, the empty spot where his boots should be reminds me that its just me for now.  A reminder that we both have times when our life of service can take us away from each other.

I found this in my wanderings today and thought I would share it with you.. As a soldier, I have been taught the Soldiers Creed that embodies the values and ethics that I follow as a soldier.  Here is what is called the Army Wife Creed.. a creed that expresses the unique pride and love that comes with loving someone who puts their life on the line to serve our country.

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 they are 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. 
I am the wife of an American Soldier. 

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  1. >This made me cry! There's a soldier honoring his or her country, and then there is a wife honoring her husband (and vise verse) in this often troubling and trying time. Both equally noble in their duty! I have so much respect for both :)

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