Saturday, December 4, 2010

Why can't we all just get along?

Why is it that milspouses play the "one-up" game?
Why does a spouse from one branch think they are better than a spouse from another branch?
 Every servicemember's job is potentially dangerous, everyone is affected by loss, everyone has to deal with missing their spouse.  True, some spouses DO have more to worry about... it would be ignorant to say that some jobs aren't inherently more dangerous than others, BUT that doesn't make the "less dangerous" job any less important and that doesn't make the spouse any less worthy of encouragement and love and it doesn't mean that they aren't allowed to worry.
Why can't we be mature and supportive of each other? Why can't we be happy for the wives whose husbands get to be home in time for the holidays and pray for the wives of those that can't be?  
We all need support, love and encouragment. It's true what is said, missing someone is missing someone. Deployments can be difficult and deployments can be a time for growth, it just depends on you and what you make of them.
Every servicemember is an American hero. And every spouse who loves and supports their servicemember is a hero in my book as well.

2 comments:

  1. I agree with you 100% I think it is a common problem among many though, not just military. Everyone wants to feel more important in some way or other. If they miss someone 'more' then they should be given more grace, they should be looked up to more, etc. It's all about 'my horse is bigger than your horse'. (or I should say, my loss is greater than your loss'). People need to realize that things are just as important to them as they are to someone else, be it the same thing, or something different. whether it matters to you or them, it is important simply because it matters.

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