Our soldiers take an oath, we take a vow. The combination of those two events create an Army family. You are bound to each other and to the Army, for better or for worse. When the times are good, we are all smiles. We are loving our soldier and making the best of this life. But when the times get bad, well, they can get pretty bad. We all go through rough spots, times when everything seems to be wrong. The kids, the money, the work schedule, the amount of time with or without your spouse – it all takes a toll. It’s not just one thing that pushes us to the bottom, it’s the additive weight of many things. Sometimes it just gets to be too much to carry.
This is when it’s time to share the load.
This is the time when our eyes must be open – to those looking for help, to those offering help.
When you are in need of help – ASK. There is no weakness in asking for help. There is amazing strength to be found in this sisterhood. Sometimes you are helping to hold someone else up, sometimes you are relying on the strength of others to hold you up. Together we are stronger.
When you hear or see a cry for help – RESPOND. This response may be as simple as a smile, a kind word, a loving deed. This response may be in a moment of crisis, when cool heads prevail, when our mama-bear instinct kicks in. Do not let this moment pass. Our sisters need us, and we need them. Together we are strong.
Together we can beat the tragedies, together we can share the joys.
Together. You are not alone. Ever. All you need to do is reach out, share, call for us – and we, your Army Sisters, will be there. Next to you, ready to hold you up. Together.