Sand and mud will be tracked through your halls from the boots I am too tired to take off. I will see the faces of our children in every life that I protect.And I will carry you with me in everything until my sandy boots once again sit just inside our door. I cannot promise that I will not become frustrated when you leave me and the world seems to fall apart around me.
I cannot promise to understand why you share things with your comrades that you will not share with me.
I cannot promise that there won't be times when my heartache makes its presence known before my pride can mask it.
I will use every moment that you are not with them to showthem the amazing man that you are through my actions and my pride.
I can promise that there will never be a night where you are not the subject of my final prayer and the keeper of my dreams.
I will share things with my brothers that you will never understand. I promise you that every time I break your heart I will be breaking mine.
They will know things about me that you never will. I will have to get to know our children over and over again. Every time that I cannot answer you I will be protecting you.
I cannot promise that I will not show my worry and my concern when it is best for you not to see it.
I cannot promise to understand why you do so many of the things you do.
They will be a support to me in some things that you cannot be. I may need time to process things that seem natural to everyone else. Whenever you want to call and you have no number to dial I will be wanting to do the same.
It will seem that someone - or something - will always take precedence over you. I will protect everything that we have created together with every fiber of my being while you do the same back at home.