The Kiss of the Ages
Posted by Jeremy Brown on October 3, 2008
Words can never describe it. It takes your breath away and that is a fair task since you can remember holding that breath for quite some time. What am I talking about? The Kiss. It can be that tender kiss of leave-taking that seals to your Soldier your hopes that they return safely and your kind wishes and regard. It can also be that unrestrained and passionate lip-lock that lets flow the flood of many months of bottledemotion coupled with the relief that they are home safe. I start this blog with this point because as of late it has become a focus for the life of the military spouse in the minds of many. Either we are preparing for them to leave or we are preparing for them to return. We hurry up….and then wait…and wait.
We wait because we love them. We wait because we understand their sacrifice. We understand because we commit our own sacrifices while they are away. In my time with the military; as a brat, Soldier and Spouse, I have witnessed heroics, yet none have touched me so much as the heroics I have seen while serving as a Spouse. They stand steadfast, resolute and forever in the rear supporting their Soldiers. For them I decided to write this blog because I want to support my fellow spouses in my own way. I have some knowledge; I have tripped and fallen, yet I got up. I want to share what tripped me and how to avoid it, but most of all I want to share that there is a helping hand right here in case someone needs it.