Sunday, April 15, 2012

And So He Goes

Today's the day.

My Daddy's Got Your Back

Submitted by: CoryS

Author: Autumn Parker (2003)

I am a small and precious child,my dads been sent to fight..

The only place I'll see his face,is in my dreams at night.

He will be gone too many days for my young mind to keep track.

I may be sad,but I am proud. My daddy's got your back..

I am a caring mother. My son has gone to war..

My mind is filled with worries that I have never known before.

Everyday I try to keep my thoughts from turning black.

I may be scared,but I am proud..My son has got your back..

I am a strong and loving wife,with a husband soon to go.

There are times I'm terrified in a way most never know.

I bite my lip,and force a smile as I watch my husband pack..

My heart may break,but I am proud..My husbands got your back..

I am a soldier..Serving Proudly,standing tall.

I fight for freedom,yours and mine by answering this call.

I do my job while knowing,the thanks it sometimes lacks.

Say a prayer that I'll come home. It's me whose got your back.

Ol' Mother Hubbard gave me a framed print of this little poem.

My emotions seem to be swirling. It seems like such a short time ago since I made his first birthday cake. The first time he rode a big scary ride by himself. The first time I sat them down in the creek. How long I thought it was the first time he went to church camp for nine days. How forever it seemed when he went to work a camp at 15 all summer long. When he drove on his own. When he had a bad ear infection that ruptured just before I put him on a plane to Europe for two weeks. College in Murfreesboro. When he went to boot camp. None of it quite compares.

A favorite quote with the truest words comes to mind. "To have a child is to make the momentous decision to forever see your heart walk around outside of your body."

Prayers on his behalf and for his wife and children are coveted.


  1. It is a beautiful poem. Sending prayers and hugs for everyone. May the time go fast.

  2. Kimberly & Phil,
    Our prayers are with you,your brave soldier son and with his family too. I can only imagine the emotions you are experiencing. I do hope they are able to skype with him during his time away.
    I pray the time passes quickly.

    Your newest little grandgirl is absolutely beautiful.

    Love you,
    Deb & Dave

  3. I can't imagine what you are feeling. Your soldier and your family will be in my thoughts.