This week, both Canada and the United States celebrate national holidays that honour our many freedoms. These are freedoms that we have fought for many times, over many generations, on many fronts, both home and abroad. This week, more than any other, I honour those that fought, and continue to, so I may enjoy these freedoms … and I admire those that they leave behind while they protect all that I consider precious.
I am lovingly referring to a soldier’s spouse, parents, siblings, children, and friends. The sacrifices that they make come from the heart for they are giving of their loved ones. They miss birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, births, deaths … they miss it all and they do it selflessly. As a community, we remember to say thank you to our soldiers … but, how can we express our gratitude to their families?
I am proud to announce my first design, dedicated to the women who say good bye to their husbands, not knowing if they will ever return, spend months, by themselves, taking care of everything from snow shovelling to parent teacher interviews, and most would not have it any other way.
A Military Wife is not an original poem, though I wish that I had written it. Its author is unknown. Its message is one of strength, courage, patience and pride. May Gd bless you all.
It is a special woman who is a military wife. This week, let’s not take our many freedoms for granted and let’s try to remember the men and women who have made them possible.
A Military Wife will be available for sale shortly. Please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask your local needlework shop, museum, or gift shop to order it for you.
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