Written by one of my students….
By Roberto Negron
A soldier’s wife holds the toughest job in the world. She is the one who holds down “The Fort” soldiers call home. She has to be strong for everyone else. When her children ask questions, with a big smile she says, “Your daddy loves you very much and will be home soon.” A soldier’s wife experiences long nights without sleep, waiting by the phone just to hear, “I’m ok, Baby. I can’t wait to see you and I love you.”
A soldier’s wife carries an incredible emotional burden, the mental anguish experienced day and night, and the exhausting workload of holding everything together. However, she doesn’t show her worries because it is her duty to keep the family going strong.
I have a picture of my wife and daughter, that I kept with me at all times during my deployment to Iraq, which reminded me that…
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