hello ladies i hope everyone is doing well..i found this poem.. i know it says "military" but u can put in Marine =)
Average Age of a Military Wife
The average age of the military wife is 20 years old.
She isn't old enough to buy a beer, but is old enough to manage a whole household on her own, and maybe, has a kid or two.
She probably never saw herself loving a man who was in the military, but she loves him regardless.
Her penmanship has improved over the last few months or years, due to the excessive letter writing she has been doing.
She cries alot, because she misses the man she swore to love. Her life isn't complete without him.
She looks very tired, because of her many nights without sleep, due to a late night phone call that never came or a call that came and kept her up all night, just because she heard his voice and is too overjoyed to sleep.
As a wife, she is classified as a dependent, but she is totally independent. She tends to her household, her kids, her school work, and her job, all without her husband.
She manages to wear a smile, even though inside she's crying.
She understands that the man she loves has to go far away and is proud of him but also scared for him.
She understands that he can be taken away from her in a moment.
She feels a great sense of pride and gets teary eyed whenever she hears the National Anthem, sees a flag blowing in the breeze, or watches the news and hears about another soldier dying.
She goes weeks without a call or a letter, but she writes him every second she gets.
She knows how to convert civilian time into military time.
She knows how to iron his clothes and how to get the creases just right.
She gets annoyed when she hears someone complaining about not seeing their boyfriend for a few hours or a few days.
She may not have see him for months but she remembers everything about him, every scar he has, the way he smells, whether or not he snores, the look in his eyes and the way he feels when she holds him.
She has every picture of him and them out, and in fr
She has read every letter and e-mail over and over again.
Even though her man is half a world away, she still manages to go on with her life, as he would want her to.
She has at least one Support out Troops pen and a magnet on her car.
Half her wardrobe is based on his military branch. She never knew that she could love camouflage.
Next time you see her, you'll know her, thank her for what the man she loves is doing. She will greatly appreciate it and she will smile and thank you. Just because you thanked her she will smile the rest of the day!