Living at an APO address has its advantages
when your service member is deployed.
One of those advantages is being able to use the Military Postal Service
otherwise known as, MPS.
Shipping from APO to APO is free!
Letters and packages.
(packages under 60 lbs)
And its expedient for the most part.
Packages usually get to their destination in a couple days.
Letters on the other hand, well those can take a couple weeks.
My Mothers Day letter from hubby.
The post mark said he shipped it 27 April.
I did not receive it until the last week of May.
I was expecting this letter for a while.
So I am sure you can tell I wasted no
time opening it carefully.
Here is what it said:
Sacrifices have to be made, in which you have accepted.
Due to that you are often left behind and neglected.
Late at night instead of cuddling, you are found alone.
I am off fighting while you are taking care of our home.
You give so much but ask for nothing in return.
So I train hard to ensure it is to you I return.
Promises often broke, and rarely kept,
Just as many smiles and tears are wept.
While I am gone you fill your life with projects and work,
which puts you in a daze,
please just take the time to remember
I love you
Happy Mothers Day.
My old man has always been good work words.
The wait was worth it.