For all of the women who take their cell phone and home phone to the shower in case your husband calls, I take my hat off for you.
For all of the spouses/girlfriends/mothers who give their soldiers time zone to a stranger when asked the time, I salute you.
For all of the wives that have cold toes when they go to bed because their soldier's toes are not there to warm them up, I pay homage to you.
For any one who has felt grief of lost life deep in their bones, my heart aches for you.
For any one that is asked if your life is like the show "Army Wives," I roll my eyes with you.
For any family member that misses Christmas, Anniversaries, Birthdays, First steps without the presence of your soldier, I acknowledge you.
For every spouse that fights back tears at the sight of closet filled with civilian clothes that haven't been touched in 300 days, I cry with you.
For every wife who gets nauseous when the doorbell rings, I welcome you into my home.
I know I am not the first wife to feel these emotions or take part in the crazy behaviors, but I sure feel a sense of relief that I am not the only one! I pay tribute to YOU this Christmas! Thank you!