The Creation of The Navy Wife

Though this is titled The Creation of The Navy Wife. It is actually for any military wife. Marines, Army, Coast Guard and Airforce. We may have married into different branches but we are all the same. - God Speed-

The good Lord was making a model for Navy wives and was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared. She said, "Lord, you seem to be having a lot of trouble with this one. What's wrong with the standard model?"

The Lord replied, "Have you seen the specs on this order? She has to be completely independent. Possess the qualities for both father and mother, be a perfect hostess for four or forty with an hours notice. Run on black coffee, handle every emergency imaginable without a manual, and be able to carry on cheerfully, even if she is pregnant or has the flu. And she must be willing to move to a new location 10 times in 17 years. And, oh, yes, she must have six pair of hands."

The angel shook her head, "Six pair of hands? No way." The Lord continues, "Don't worry, we will make other military wives to help her. And we will give her and unusually strong heart so it can swell with pride in her husbands achievements, sustain the pain of separation, beat soundly when it's overworked and tired, and be large enough to say 'I understand.' When she doesn't and say 'I love you,' regardless.

"Lord" said the angel, touching his arm gently, "go to bed and get some rest. You can finish this tomorrow.""I can't stop this now," said the Lord. "I am so close to creating something so unique. Already this model heals herself when she is sick, can put up six unexpected guests for the weekend, wave good bye to her husband from a pier, and understand why it is important that he leave.

"The angel circled the model of the sailor's wife, looked at it closely and sighed, "It looks fine, but it is too soft.""She might look soft," replied the Lord, "But she has the strength of a lion. You would not believe what she can endure."Finally, the angel bent over and ran a finger across the cheek of the Lord's creation.

"There's a leak," she announced. "Something is wrong with the construction. I am not surprised that is has cracked. You are trying to put too much into this model." The Lord appeared offended at the angel lack of confidence. "What you see is not a leak," he said. "It's a tear." "A tear? What is it there for?"

Asked the angel.The Lord replied," It's for joy, sadness, pain, disappointment, loneliness, pride and a dedication to all the values she and her husband hold dear."

"You are a genius!" exclaimed the angel.The Lord looked puzzled and replied, "I didn't put it there."

Comments

  1. Beautiful! And to all the Military spouses out there: Thank you! :-)

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  2. Very beautiful post :). Coming over from Lorie's . New follower.

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  3. Hey sweetie... just checking in on you. Hope you are doing well. Miss you and hope to see a new post soon. HUGS!!

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