You Need to Know
My dearest brother, niece and nephews...|
I wanted to share my thoughts with you
Jim, Miranda, Damien, Jordan and Tim,
In the only way that I know how
Which is with my writerís pen.
I doubt that any of you really know,
Because I havenít told you this before,
Of how terribly proud I am of you
For what youíve been doing in this war!
I love you and I thank you
From the bottom of my heart,
For dedicating your lives to freedom
By protecting your family and your country
Even though it keeps you so very far apart.
I suppose that you are wondering
Why Iím writing this letter to you now,
Since youíve been fighting this war
For a number of years
In all different ways somehow.
Well, I pray for all your safety
Each and every day,
And I know your families miss you,
Because I hear them talk that way.
They keep me abreast of your journeys
And your challenges along the way,
And how you have so willingly and skillfully met them
Keeping us safe for just one more day.
I realize that a couple of you donít know me very well,
Since I haven't lived close by to get a chance to watch you grow,
But itís simply because I love you and respect you
That I need all five of you to know.
Your sacrifices have not gone unnoticed
And I promise you they never will,
For I, like so many in your homeland,
Count my blessings daily still.
And if I were asked if I had a hero
One that stood out amongst all the rest,
I would be proud to say I have five to love
And for this, I am truly blessed!
For the Someone Who is Close to You Challenge
I sent this poem in letter form to each one of my heroes who were surprised and very pleased.
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