Men sail to far away places, yet she never says goodbye forever. As a sunset is beautiful, so is she, and only her love more so. She is the lady in wait. No creature of god's earth endures more and gives so much, for her mate is among the men of the sea. For reasons beyond her control, she must rely on her faith that this man, to whom she is devoted, loves her equally. Hers is a mission of love, understanding, and trust. A mission of bearing the undeserved pain of loneliness and waiting. The mate must endure hardships, too; but his is a mission of country and honor, and of this she is proud. These things can open the hearts of the proudest sailors, despite the salt that may have accumulated upon their brows, for they know that it is the lady in wait that gives that man of far away seas the strength to continue; the enormous strength required to endure both the monotony and danger of an unpredictable and uncontrollable environment. Let us never forget the men that sail the seas to ensure and protect our freedom and our way of life, but also let us not forget the lady in wait, for it is she that makes it so. Celebrate with us today the lady in wait for she is my wife. Remember, dear lady in wait, that we all love you and appreciate the enormous sacrifices you've made, sacrifices which have enriched us all.
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