Navy Roses of Steel

I thought I would share this with you. It was wirtten about Navy wives but I think it is about any military wife. The United States Navy Wives are indeed "ROSES OF STEEL!" Ask any sailor on any base in any part of the world what keeps him going, and he will answer, "My Wife!" Do not ever take your title lightly, for you are the backbone of your sailor.  Not every woman can do this.  It takes a special woman to stand behind her man when he is out to sea for months at a time. It is the spirit and stamina in you that helps you face the physical and mental challenges of everyday life.  Oh no, not just any woman will do. Only aSTEEL ROSE can handle this challenge.  The Navy Wife!!

     Can just any woman stand on the pier with babes in arms, and one on the way, and keep a stiff upper lip as she waves good-bye to her husband, keeping back the tears for "the childrens sake"?  Can just any woman lay alone night after night, for months and months at a time being sole guardian of her family?  Can just any woman get 2 weeks notice and pack up her whole household, pass a white glove inspection, load the car, say a quick good-bye to girlfriends who became like sisters and take off for yet another duty station only to begin all over again? Can just any woman take the lonliness and heartbreak of having no tender kisses, gentle touches, or sounds or smells of her husband day after day?  Can just any woman take a set of whites and iron and starch them just the right way so her husband can pass inspection?  Can just any woman be mother,doctor, maid, chauffer,umpire,psychologist,financial consultant, tooth fairy, Santa, the Easter Bunny , the main disciplinarian, and STILL enforce the love and discipline of  an absent father??  Not likely!! So ladies, give yourselves a pat on the back for your strength, your dedication, your deep love for your husband and your country, for without you, where would your husband be today?  Whether he is a seaman recruit, petty officer, Chief, Ensign, Commander, or Captain, he is what he is and where he is because he had a great woman standing right beside him, you, a STEEL ROSE of the Navy

jaxspouse jaxspouse
31-35, F
7 Responses Jul 25, 2007

Amen sister!!! From one navy wife to the next you hit the nail on the head. I am proud of myself for what I do for my family to stay afloat so to speak. I have to admit though its hard at times to just want to break down. Right now my husband is on yet another deployment for 7 months and you just lifted me up with your story. Thank you for that. I have you saved and I will read this probably another million times before he comes home. THANK YOU SO MUCH for lifting my spirits.

thanks for the poem. it really picks you up when you are down and believe me im way down at this point lol. Navy love!

Thank you, I NEED to hear things like this!

Thank you so much for this I really needed it today i spoke to my husband for two hours it was great and i love every minute of it, I miss him so much and I can not wait to see him in a couple of months GO NAVY !!!!!!!!!!!

this is very inspiring thank u

ya, i wish the army had that mindset. i was around long before the army came into the picture. as far as i'm concerned i'm the CO in his life. although i have to fight for that position and the army seems to be winning. lol

Hey. Roses of Steel thats cute and true. I am a marine wife. We have something like that also but not as cute :-(. Semper Fi for marine wifes is Always Flexible. Thought I would share