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I wake up because he calls in the middle of the night,
He says for our country that he’s proud to fight.
I close my eyes and I push back worry,
I talk about things that are cuddly and furry.

I won’t relax until I can hold him again,
But if anyone can do this it’s got to be him.
I’ll always hope and I’ll always pray
That my favorite soldier comes home to me someday.

I’m honored to support him and proud to be his wife,
He’s my everything. He’s my whole life.
It’s hard to imagine that he’s already left,
And taken my heart, now that’s petty theft.

My soldier inspires me to care and to love
And I keep praying to our Lord up above
For his safe return and a happy marriage,
And someday a mini-soldier in a blue and white carriage.

I miss the way he rests his hand on my face,
I’m forever clumsy but he only sees my grace.
I can’t cook, but he doesn’t care
Because when we order take-out, I always share!

I’m proud and honored to be giving to him,
Because he gives to our country again and again.
I’m never alone because he’s close to my heart,
On earth or in heaven, we’ll never part.

I wonder what my soldier is doing right now,
And if he’s sad or scared or anxious somehow.
I love him more today than ever before,
And tomorrow I’ll love my soldier just that much more.

Please come back to me, soldier, safe and sound.
Eight more months until you’re homeward-bound.





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