LOVING AN ARMY MAN IS NOT HARD.
YES, THE DISTANCE IS HARD,
THE SACRIFICES ARE HARD.
BUT LOVING HIM…
THAT’S THE EASIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE!
When you think of an Army Officer, an image is quickly made in your mind. A tall, dark and handsome man with clean, neatly ironed uniform adorned with shining metal accouterments, smart hair-cut, cool RayBan shades and a flawless demeanor. And when you see an army man it is needless to say that he would be one of the most honest, confident and positive guys you’ve ever met. But did you know that behind this strong soldier there is an even stronger woman, who stands behind him, supports him and loves him with all her heart.
Yes we are the Army Wives, and are proud of our husbands’ service.
We too are as courageous and strong, maybe not in muscle but definitely when it comes to heart! We deal with separation, unfamiliar stations, single parenting, an unending circle of packing-then unpacking-then setting the house,attending parent teacher alone and every time after consoling the brat again and other such exclusive situations take tolls. Its not easy and often drains us physically as well as emotionally. And at times, we too break-down. But the best part is that we also know how to get up and get up stronger! We happily wear a smile on our face as the love and pride we feel for our men is stronger than anything else.
HIS JOB IS SERVE AND FIGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY, MY JOB IS TO LOVE AND SUPPORT the warrior.
Yes, we are the Army Wives. We are bold and we are full of ambitions and we are unapologetic about it. We are ready to conquer the world, ready to make our own mark. We are fully capable and know how to fit our work around our lives, rather than our lives around our work! We know how to multitask and can manage our home, our kids, our job, our fauji commitments and responsibilities, that too with utmost grace and style. Almost all of us must have had days of attending a unit Mandir-parade at 6 in the morning, followed by a welfare meet at 10, then a formal Mess Lunch and then a social evening that goes on till wee hours of the morning, along with sending our kids to school and go to our place of work as well just like any other house wife but then we are just not house wives rather Army wives.We are the Military wives. Long gone are the days when an army wife’s sole purpose of life was to look after the family. Today’s woman, especially in our fraternity has a rather long list of duties, responsibilities and personal requirements.
We do it all, from a housewife cooking multi- cuisine meals, to holding Counselling sessions for unit families, from hosting parties at home to organizing events, from juggling between kids’ school, tuition, hobby classes to managing our own Jobs. For many it might be ‘too much going on’, but for us it’s ‘just another day’.
I find myself in an unfamiliar territory when I see my civilian friends unhappy with their husbands attitude. They sometimes finds their husbands to be intrusive if they call when they are out with friends, while I wait all day for a two-minute phone call or a one line text message. they gets upset with their husbands, if they came late from work and couldn’t take the family out for shopping or dinner or missed the parent teacher meetings, while I often wake up in the middle of the night alone, thinking about the times when my Handsome Officer would be back home.
I cherish every moment all the more, because we are never promised tomorrow. It maybe easier to walk away, but then “We” don’t like easy. We choose to stand strong next to our Heroes our Soldiers, the way they stand for our country.
Yes, we wear the Silent Ranks, and we are proud that we do! The stars on his shoulders are way precious than the millions in the sky.
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