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A Military Mom
by Lucy Cain
05/06/07
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A Military Mom
(Written for Motherís Day, 2007)

What does a military mom look like?
What makes her special and fair?
Itís the way she looks at the grand old flag
Or the soldier in uniform over there.

Itís the tear in her eye during evening news
When tales of more casualties arise.
Itís the American Flag pin on her coat
And her armed services flag that flies.

Itís the prayer she says many times a day -
Prayers said out of a motherís love.
Itís the peace she has within her heart
When God reaches down from above.

Itís the hugs she gives to other moms
Wives, husbands, and children too.
Military families are bonded in fear Ė
Fear of duties their soldier will do.


Pride and fear go hand in hand
For every military motherís heart.
Honor is felt in their childrenís role
However, fear is felt when they depart.

Strength is gained with others Ďround
Who share Freedomís duty call.
Some return, but some may not Ė
And she prays for those who fall.

She knows it could be her child as well
Who faces Freedomís final task.
Each day she prays out loud,
ďLord, watch over them,Ē she asks.

Itís the boxes she gathers to send away
To support the troops overseas.
Hugs and love are in each one
And she prays for each one of these.

She may send Jesus in each box Ė
A message of hope in time of war.
For God gives strength, honor and courage
His peace, and love plus more.

She feels it is her duty now
To offer Hope to a hurting soul.
Battle weary, they need her care
And encouragement is her goal.

A military mother has special grace
And a sense of patriotic love.
You can see it in all she does
As she relies on God above.

If you, too, are a military mom
Then let character be your guide.
Dignity and honor, pride and strength Ė
Itís not a time for faith to hide.

Display your trust in God alone
For He is the One in command!
Rest assured He knows your need -
He holds your child in His hand.
©Lucy Cain 2007
Written for the second volume of "Secure the Fort (And Remain Under God)" (http://securethefort.blogspot.com)
www.allgloryishis.com books page


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Lisa Thomas 29 May 2007
Your courage to encourage in times like these gives me strength to encourage those who cross my path. Your journey is weary, your days are long, but as I close my eyes and picture the joy you bring, I know your arms can never grow tired. To God be the Glory for always keeping and protecting the soldiers who keep and protect us, and may perfect peace settle in your slumber and not one worry yield your duty, you are blessed and rest well in the hearts of those you encourage. God Bless you truly.
Julia May 07 May 2007
Lucy - This is a lovely poem. God bless. In Christ's Love, Julia
Thomas Kittrell 06 May 2007
good poem, Lucy.
Thomas
Helen Dowd  06 May 2007
Display your trust in God alone
For He is the One in command!
Rest assured He knows your need -
He holds your child in His hand.
Only the mother of a Military person could write this as well. You have done well, and isn't it good to know that your trust is in God.




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