June 1, 2017
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BJ 'n Cindy

Poetry

11 GENERAL ORDERS

11 GENERAL ORDERS FOR AN MILIARTY SPOUSE WHO`S LOVED ONE IS DEPLOYING.


Order One
Stand quietly when told your soldier is leaving.
Order Two
Pray quietly for you loved one to receive rear detachment orders. If it does not come through it hurts them even more.
Order Three
Do not lash out in anger at the military in front of you spouse. It will hurt them even if they agree.
Order Four
Think before you speak. You never know when your words to you soldier might be your last.
Order Five
Smile for your children, for it is you that they look to for guidance.
Order Six
Educate yourself. It makes things easier
Order Seven
Reach out to other wives who need help. You have probably been in their shoes.
Order Eight
Have patience with all family who ask the questions you push out of your mind to cope. They do not know better.
Order Nine
Do not be hard on yourself when you realize you prayed it wouldn't be your soldier who died. You were not the only one.
Order Ten
Show and speak of love so that you will have fewer "I wish I had." tears.
Order Eleven
Have Faith in your soldier they are doing the best they can with what they have.

Brandie Williams
2007