Families Back Home

They work three jobs,
One for money,
Another is taking care of the family,
And third,
Supporting love ones in action.

They spend every waking moment praying,
Praying that their sons or daughters will make it back home,
Home alive.

Families back home,
They have the hardest jobs,
Every phone call could bring bad news,
News of that love one is dead,
Or a letter in a mailbox with that same message.

Yet they make it through somehow,
So that their love ones will have something to come back to.


I wrote this for a friend, whose husband is in the military.

Frances Lejeune is a student at Catholic Distance University and is a Theology Major. She is expected to receive her Associates June of 2019. She also writes about day to day life about living with depression, anxiety and loss.

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