Saturday, April 14, 2007

April: The Month of the Military Child

Since April is  The Month of The Military Child

I wanted to post this poem I found on a friend's blog.

I am a small and precious child,

My dad has been sent to fight…

The only place I'll see his face,

Is in my dreams at night

He will be gone too many days

For my young mind to keep track.


I may be sad, but I am proud

My daddy's got your back.



I am a caring mother.

My son may go to war…

My mind is filled with worries

That I have never known before.

Every day I try to keep,

My thoughts from turning black.


I may be scared, but I am proud

My son has got your back.


I am a strong and loving wife,

With a husband soon to go.

There are times I'm terrified,

In a way most never know.

I bite my lip and force a smile,

As I watch my husband pack…


My heart may break, but I am proud

My husband's got your back.


I am a soldier, serving proudly, standing tall.

I fight for freedom, yours and mine, by answering this call.

I do my job while knowing the thanks it sometimes lacks.


Say a prayer that I come home

It's me who's got your back.

                                                   Autumn Parker
(And I have searched all over, but no one seems to know the author of the poem.)
UPDATE: Thanks to Flag Gazer from Gazing at the Flag , she sent me the following about the author of the poem.

The creation of Operation Homelink was inspired by this poem written by Autumn Parker
as a personal tribute to her husband while he was serving overseas. Operation Homelink acknowledges the sacrifice that all of the
brave men and women of our military make as they protect our freedom daily.


No comments: