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A Soldier's Mother

December 14th, 2014 12:01 PM by Joan Rusco

We are departing from our normal writings this season to pause for a few moments and give thanks to those who are sacrificing this holiday season. Not only are those in uniform serving but so are those who they leave behind. We found this poem from a soldier’s mom and think it best gives focus to all who serve.


I Am A Soldier’s Mother


I am a soldier’s mother; I sometimes march alone

And yet I stand with many, trying to be strong.

You may not recognize me as you pass me on the street;

I may look like any other that you by chance might meet.

Like any mother, in a lot of ways I still remain,

But watching my son become a soldier brought a forever change.

For deep down inside where you cannot see

My own battle rages that’s as real as it can be.

It starts with feeling pride in all he has become,

But often worry creeps in before the day is done.

Then there is his absence that never will seem right -

The days without a word that causes many sleepless nights.

And at the sight of another soldier, my heart skips a beat,

For it reminds me of my own, and that face I’d love to see.

And I have a deeper sense of the sacrifices our heroes make;

I can see the hardships on the families – the loneliness, the heartache.

But in spite of all that’s raging, this mother’s love holds strong

As I’m wrapped in God’s peace and comfort and given strength to go on.


Thank you all for those who have served and those who serve us today. We at VALoansMN are very grateful for the opportunity to serve you.

Posted by Joan Rusco on December 14th, 2014 12:01 PM


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