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#1600248 - 09/22/08 11:03 PM A Member of the Silent Ranks
StrgMarvelousWmn Offline
Member

Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 4045
Loc: Virginia
The Silent Ranks

I wear no uniforms, no blues or army greens.
But I am in the military in the ranks rarely seen.
I have no rank upon my shoulders. Salutes I do not give.
But the military world is the place where I live.

I'm not in the chain of command, orders I do not get.
But my husband is the one who does, this I cannot forget.
I'm not the one who fires the weapon, who puts my life on the line.
But my job is just as tough. I'm the one that's left behind.

My husband is a patriot, a brave and pride-filled man.
And the call to serve his country not all can understand.
Behind the lines I see the things needed to keep this country free.
My husband makes the sacrifice, but so do our kids and me.

I love the man I married. Being a sailor is his life.
But I stand among the silent ranks known as the Military Wife.

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How we got here:
Never Knew Heartbreak Hurt This Bad
Haze Grey and Underway--Can We Talk
Anchors Aweigh
Man the Rails and Give no Quarter
Between the Devil and the Deep
I Always Admired the Cut of His Jib
Why Did She Marry A Sailor
Welcome To The GoatLocker
How Long Have You Been a Sailor?
Street Girls Bringing Sailors Into Hotel--
Gee, I Wish I Were A Man, I’d Join The Navy
Navy Wife—Toughest Job In The Fleet
When God Created the Navy Wife
A Military Spouse
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My big brother locked my thread! That's okay, things were getting interesting, so I should have known SG would lock things up! ;\)

SMW
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M40/H36
T16/M14
4K
B2/08
S4/08
current

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through
every circumstance.
I Corinthians 13:7




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#1600258 - 09/22/08 11:12 PM Re: A Member of the Silent Ranks [Re: StrgMarvelousWmn]
Babygirl Offline
Member

Registered: 08/25/08
Posts: 2991
Loc: out in the boonies of kansas
my dear friend i was reading your last thread and trying to post, it was either it being locked up, or my dial up. I love ya and am so proud of you. and tomorrow, when i can start my own new thread, mine locked too, I will respond more, but wanted u to know I am still here thinking of you and holding you close!!
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M 36
XH 34
3 children
If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. Mark 3:25
"your mood swings are giving me whiplash" twilight
ALIVE FREE AND HAPPY 2010


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#1600260 - 09/22/08 11:14 PM Re: A Member of the Silent Ranks [Re: Babygirl]
StrgMarvelousWmn Offline
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Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 4045
Loc: Virginia
Hi {{{{{BG!}}}}}

Yes, I saw you were locked, too. Keep up the happythoughts and prayers. It is all working for God's glory.

SMW
_________________________
M40/H36
T16/M14
4K
B2/08
S4/08
current

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through
every circumstance.
I Corinthians 13:7




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#1600263 - 09/22/08 11:16 PM Re: A Member of the Silent Ranks [Re: StrgMarvelousWmn]
The Wifey Offline
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Registered: 06/20/08
Posts: 2306
Loc: Upstate NY
Hey sweetie. Sleep tight. See - God kicked him in the arse!!! He does that sometimes. Gotta' love it.
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Me 45, H 46, S 23, M 26, Together 30, Bomb 6-2-08,
S 6-19-08; H left 12-29-08. H home 12-09, Still MLC in 2012!
Me- I have my big girl panties on. Bring it.


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#1600265 - 09/22/08 11:18 PM Re: A Member of the Silent Ranks [Re: StrgMarvelousWmn]
Babygirl Offline
Member

Registered: 08/25/08
Posts: 2991
Loc: out in the boonies of kansas
you give me so much strength along with a few others to search for gods glory, without ya'll here, as you know already, where would we be?
I HATE this dial up, i shouldnt this dial up allows me to have ya'll. off to fight with D16 and D13 and then I hope to bed. SHEESH if its not H and the OW its teenagers lol!!!
HUGS!!! I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo proud of you!!!
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M 36
XH 34
3 children
If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. Mark 3:25
"your mood swings are giving me whiplash" twilight
ALIVE FREE AND HAPPY 2010


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#1600309 - 09/22/08 11:57 PM Re: A Member of the Silent Ranks [Re: Babygirl]
Racefan Offline
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Registered: 05/05/08
Posts: 1312
"My big brother locked my thread!"

Sorry Sis guess what I said was gospel LOL! You stay your path cause IMHO it's working with you and God in your corner, H had best watch out he doesn't stand a chance...

You make me proud...

Bro
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Me:46/W:38
D:18/D:12
Bomb: 08/27/07
Seperated: 05/17/08
M:9/T:13

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#1600321 - 09/23/08 12:12 AM Re: A Member of the Silent Ranks [Re: StrgMarvelousWmn]
Silent Chrleader Offline
Member

Registered: 06/19/08
Posts: 1125
Loc: WA
\:D OK, I'm not mad at him any more! (Well other than the fact that there is/was an OW, and such) But that e-mail was great!! He's even almost hinting at a future with you and the kids! I'm sooo happy for you!!! I agree with Racefan on how to proceed, positively but staying just a little cautious. \:\)

TJ
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TJ

Me45,H49
D24,S18
M26,T28
Bomb 3/19/08
Sep 6/23/08
EA/PA with Secretary 2007-8
3/2009 H moved in w/OW2
7/2009 Let him go w/Love.
8/2009 Legally Sep'd

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#1600339 - 09/23/08 12:46 AM Re: A Member of the Silent Ranks [Re: Silent Chrleader]
smartcookie Offline
Member

Registered: 05/04/08
Posts: 2978
(((((((SMW))))))
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M 19 years, MC for 8 months, DB'd for 8 months
4 kids; 18, 15, 14, & 10
I was never meant to be a doormat. It took me years of therapy to become assertive enough to stop his abuse.

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#1600364 - 09/23/08 01:26 AM Re: A Member of the Silent Ranks [Re: smartcookie]
S.T. _I Made It! Offline
Member

Registered: 05/21/06
Posts: 3933
Loc: Tulsa
hey SMW... I'm really glad you got a great response from your email. I agree with you that it was complaining a bit, but it was done in a direct, specific way with no "crying" involved. I also think I would not mention d17s fits, or any negative stuff about the kids. then it's only the positives that he sees he's missing out on.

I would just make the response be brief and just thank him for getting those things done to keep the home running smoothly and the kids taken care of well. "the kids are very lucky to have you as a dad". could be added. and they are lucky, cause he is a good dad. he's just made some stupid mistakes in the last year. ;\)

hey, I want you to stop doubting yourself so much. You have been doing wonderful, and what you've been doing has been working. There is no reason for you to be doubting yourself. especially when you've got our savior leading you thru it!

I also agree that you should not go dim/dark. and I like sg's idea of being sporadic. I do not believe you should keep quiet about you....I think you should be vague, but act like your life is exciting!

your doing great!
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Me 33 H 34 S9 S3
M 6 yrs (2gether 11 yrs)
EA/PA 1/2006
DB 5/2006
H wants D 6/2006
H wants ME 8/2006
H "said" PA/EA over 8/2006
H erased OW off phone! 2/2007

"It is far better 2 choose humility & change oneself, than 2 wait in vain trying 2 chang someone else."

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#1600369 - 09/23/08 01:34 AM Re: A Member of the Silent Ranks [Re: S.T. _I Made It!]
goldeylox Offline
Member

Registered: 07/13/08
Posts: 1518
Loc: OR
Could use a little help (prayers) over on my thread.
Sorry for the hijack SMW.
Peace, Goldey
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Me:44, WAW hx bi-polar H:48, hx of abuse
S:22, S:19, D:16
Filed Oct 08, dismissed
Filed again Jan 10, dismissed
Now Piecing
alter persona: SuperBoots

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