They learn a new language….PTSD, TBI, TSGLI, TRDL, MEB.
They lose jobs and friends can abandon them.
They become experts at navigating a Byzantine maze that would make Indiana Jones doff his hat.
They try to understand a reality for which they have no frame of reference, to be prepared to respond in a blink of an eye to the needs of their warriors.
They endure a level of fatigue, anxiety and fear that would break the strongest of us.
But they are also pure and brilliant examples of the power of hope and faith and bottomless love. For their spouses and each other.
They are Wounded Warrior Wives. And it’s way past time to let them know they are not alone.
That is why we are thrilled to learn of First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to highlight the challenges facing the caretakers of America’s war wounded. We at Operation Homefront understand the strength it takes, day in and day out, to be a warrior for the warrior. We see it every day on our Wounded Warrior Wives Facebook page, in our support groups and at our retreats, and in the calls that reach out to us for help. Even if it’s just to hear an understanding voice.
We must stand behind these heroes as they stand behind theirs. If you’d like to join with us to support our Wounded Warrior Wives program, here are some places to start:
- A donation to the program
- Become a Volunteer
- Get ideas to supporting local families from Joining Forces
Find out more about Operation Homefront’s Wounded Warrior Wives program at www.woundedwarriorwives.org.