Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Silent Ranks for the Military Wife

Last month hubby was one of the emcees during his best friend's retirement ceremony in the Air Force, while he was practicing at home he got choked up while reading this poem. This poem is dedicated to all the silent ranks.
The Silent Ranks
Author: Unknown

I wear no uniforms, no blues or army greens
But I am in the Army in the ranks rarely seen
I have no rank upon my shoulders - salutes I do not give
But the military world is the place where I live
I'm not in the chain of command, orders I do not get
But my husband is the one who does, this I can not forget
I'm not the one who fires the weapon, who puts my life on the line
But my job is just as tough. I'm the one that's left behind
My husband is a patriot, a brave and prideful man
And the call to serve his country not all can understand
Behind the lines I see the things needed to keep this country free
My husband makes the sacrifice, but so do our kids and me
I love the man I married, Soldiering is his life
But I stand among the silent ranks known as the Army Wife.

Since I love hats, hubby got an Air Force Wife hat for me few months ago.

15 comments :

Anne said...

Sis, kan-nice sa kawo for air force wife. Wow! maau sis hapit na jud mouli imu hubby...mawa na jud imu kamingaw. Ako anto slang gihapon ani.

About sa kawatan sis, ambot ngano naka syagit ko ug perting kusuga hahah pagkahuman mura ko ug na shocked ngano nisinggit ko ug kusog kaau mata sila tanan. hahaha mura ko ug ka drill. buing na jud.

4yrs and 11 months diay mi ako hubby sis before me nag minyo. April 12 mi gikasal the next month pang 5 years namo. Dugay jud antos karon wait gihapon...hahah! kinabuhi sama sa usa ka langgam..hahaha...

Hala sis, ingatz everyday and hope soon Greg will be home again. Yahoo!

nuts said...

i salute for the military wife!! it is indeed a tough job.

katherine said...

nice poem Dhemz...saludo kami sa imo oi or sa mga military wives kay sila or kamo ang inspiration ng mga asawa nyo.

gamay na lang antos Dhemz..naa na si banana...hehehe

kittykat said...

oist sister ganahan sad ko ma asawa ug naa sa Air Force..hahahaha...apil-apil nasad akong beauty oi..cge oi mangayo nalang pod ko kalo na pareha sa imoha..naay green ana?

pindot sad ko para pambili ng new cap..weeehhhh

Anonymous said...

navy wives have No ranks at all hahahah

chubskulit said...

oppps naging anonymous yung akong commentos oi hahahaha hala sige ingat na lang diha manang ko

S-H-Y said...

WOW ka nindot sa cap sa military oi hehehe..agi lng ko diri panagsa kay nabusy ko sa ako farmtown sa facebook hehehe..

Cecile said...

Saludo ako sa yo, dhemz! Hapit na diay mag uli si Greg, two days na lang di ba?

Musta namo karon? Karon lang ko naka visit nimo kay akong ulo labad man kaayo labi na pag kulang ako sa tulog.

Pag ayo ayo mo diha ha :-).

vhingF said...

hands salute!!! and BOW pa oh.....

hat collector ka talaga like me ..wait mo lng pindot pa ko pangabuhi ug dami sa adsense para mi ug pamasahe sang kalu palupad diha.hehehe.ipon ko lng para usa lng gud ug plete sa barko o sa eroplano.

hug and kisses.

dubster said...

I love the poem tsang, yeah you are true, bisag dili ikaw nag pabuto your job as tough as theirs. Haaay nakahapit na jd ko bilin ug commentos dri tsang, naunsa mn busy mn intawn ang tiguwang ug post pangwarta waaaaa.

Hapit na uli imu banana tsang, just hang on there. Inig uli ato usa ka eroplano dala pasalubog for you and akesha hehehehe with matching roses i bit.

hala sya, kumander suroy sa ko uban ka tribu, dala pindot bisag wala na akong pindot machine.
I salute you major, general, kumander, mao na ang rank sa military wifey hehehehe. okiez ciao! xoxo to akesha tsang

Mrs. Stevenson said...

That is very touching! yes we are part of military life and we are the strength of our husband without us they fall a part. my hubby is always thankful for me. For being strong and keeping our family stronger and safe while he's gone. he told me how proud he was of what I can do and become while he's far away. i can't even believed how we managed to survived during those long 15 months. I guess nothing is impossible when you have faith and believed that everything will be fine with the help of our God Almighty! I salute all the military men who sacrificed for our freedom and as an Army wife, supporting my husband is all I can do.

Cacai M. said...

hoizzt.. ka-cute sa hat Madam sis.. by the way, sa Air Force nag-work imong hubby Madam sis? like my habibi, he worked in Air Force also before.. and now in LA County as assistant CE. heheh.. morag daghan atong kapareha Madam sis.. appear! click! heheh.. muahhh!

Oizzt thanks diay gahapon sa help regarding my SS ass. thanks again.. hugs! tc!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

They say that behind the success of every man is a woman and as this poem reveal, behind the success of every soldier is his wife and kids who keep the family lamp burning while he is away. We salute all the women behind our brave soldiers. They are the silent heroes of every nation. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

wow ang galing ng author nitong poem na to! it's obvious na she's in love sa kanyang asawa.anyway sis, thanks for sharing....bagay na bagay sa iyo tong poem na to.^_^

Clarissa said...

I give ya a salute,Mommy Dhemz!!For being a military wife and for being supportive to your husband!!^_^