It is Valentine’s Day today….

Written by AHQ

14 February 2016

Let’s take a moment to acknowledge all the Valentines that cannot be together because half of the is on duty, whether on deployment overseas or elsewhere in Australia.

Thank you to all of you for your service and the sacrifice that service asks of not only you, but also your loved ones. 

I am sharing this on the Aussie Heroes Facebook page today.. so here is it for the Non-Facebookers.  I wrote this last year for Valentine’s Day.

We are waiting at the airport as today you go away
You are heading overseas again, I always dread this day.
You have a job to do and you do it very well
What you face while gone is something on which I try hard not to dwell
I tell you that I love you and I also say out loud
That to stand by you in uniform just makes me very proud
But I hate it when you leave and say that last goodbye
It’s impossible, though I try hard, not to let you see me cry
For the months will seem far longer than months would normally feel
But I married you for good and bad and this in the deal
You won’t be here for birthdays, anniversaries and the like
You will miss your only chance to teach your son to ride a bike
You will miss you brother’s wedding, and it seems so very cruel
That you won’t be here to share the excitement of your daughter starting school
These are things that I must face, with a smile, but on my own
I know you will be there in your heart but I will still go home alone
I will get the mower out, get the car checked or repaired
I will look after all the things at home and tell you how I faired
I will try not to worry when you don’t skype or ring
But I love the reassurance that talking to you will bring
The kids don’t understand, just how long your trip will be
So I will make a chart and mark the days – something that they can see
We will mark the days off one by one till your trip comes to an end
And all the while we will pack the boxes and write letters we will send
At last the countdown can commence perhaps with ten to go
The excitement as the days come close I cannot help but show
We are back off to the airport, this time the mood’s upbeat
The kids are singing in the car – wriggling in their seat
We join the throng of families, all waiting just like us
The press is there with cameras to capture all the fuss
At last the doors are open and our Heroes come on through
The kids and I stretch up tall to catch a glimpse of you
You’re there in cams, I see you now, the waiting time is done
You’re back with us, there’s lots of hugs and a kiss for everyone
We collect ourselves and grab the bags, turn and head out to the sun
You are home with us again now….. and safe…… at least until the next one.
JMB 14 Feb

Till next time… hope your Valentine’s Day is happy. 


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1 Comment

  1. Sue Niven

    Happy Valentines Day to all of


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