When families say goodbye to their loved ones serving in the armed forces they count the days until he or she is back home.Those in uniform do the same thing while they are deployed. But often times the reunion requires a heaping amount of patience from both sides.
The following has been circulating for several years now. But it still offers a little insight into those returning from a war zone that some families may find useful.
When a Soldier Comes Home
When a solider comes home, he finds it hard to listen to his son whine about being bored
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 understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night’s sleep
To be silent when people pray to God for a new car.
To control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower
To be compassionate when a business man expresses a fear of flying
To keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather
To control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.
To remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog
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 forgiving when someone says how hard it is the have a new baby in the house
The only thing harder than being a soldier
Is loving one.