Monday, December 8, 2014

When a soldier comes home

When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard.... 
....to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.    
....to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog. 
....to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.   
....to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.
to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work

....to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house. 
.....to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.   
....to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.   
..to be silent when people pray to God for a new car. 
..to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying. 
..to listen to his son whine about being bored. 
...to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower. 
...to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's sleep.
....to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.  

The only thing harder than being a Soldier..  
Is loving one.

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