You May Not Know -- Author Unknown

You May Not Know! --Author Unknown

You may not know, but I'm the woman who cries almost every night, and hopes every morning for his safe return.I'm the woman who drags herself out of bed every morning so that he will be proud of her when he comes home.I'm the woman who lies in bed longing for him to be lying next to me.You don't know, but I'm the woman with a million things to say, but not one will come out without the thought of him.

     I'm the woman who stops and stares and wishes for him to return soon each and every time another man in uniform walks by. I know the love that spans time and space; that love that most people are constantly searching for. You may not know that every time he leaves, part of me goes with him and part of him stays with me.I understand the true meaning of not only love, but of longing and anticipation.

     You don't see, but I'm one of the few who gets goose bumps as my heart fills with pride every time the National Anthem is played. I'm one of the woman who will stand tall and stay strong on the outside, but be dying on the inside. I am one of those women who will make friends with complete strangers for sometimes only they can understand what I am going through.

     You don't understand that I picture his face everywhere I go and that he is with me in everything I do.You think I don't cry anymore, that I have gotten over it, but what you don't know is that I just hide it better.

     You may not know the feeling the first time you hear the word deployment or the feeling of his hands as it slides out of yours for what could be the last time or at least a long time.You don't know what that last hug or kiss means and how important that goodbye truly is. 

     I know true love and that no matter what obstacles we have to face, our love will live forever.You tell me that you support the troops; I tell you, I'm in love with one. I'm one of the silent, the outgoing; the weak, but strong; scared, but grateful.What you don't see is that without me, he is nothing and without him, I am nothing.I'm one of those women; who stands tall behind her Marine, stands proud behind her Hero, stands strong behind her man, watching silently as he serves and defends our country.  --Author Unknown

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