American Flag with a wings emblem.

Trusting God to Watch Them

          My father is a Marine,
          My uncle's out at sea.
          My cousin joined the Coast Guard
          When he was twenty-three.

          My brother's in the army,
          And right now he's in Iraq.
          I can't tell you how much I miss them all
          And want them to come back.

          But even stronger than those feelings
          Of wanting them with me,
          Are the ones of pride, because I know
          They're helping us stay free.

          It's true, I fear their safety,
          Wish I knew they were okay.
          But worrying doesn't help.
          I've chosen now to pray.

          As each new day approaches
          And when the moon I've seen,
          I pray for them at these times
          And all the hours in between.

          So I'm trusting God to watch them
          In everything they do.
          And I know that all these loved ones
          Are trusting in Him, too.

          And in my frequent prayers
          I'm always sure to say:
          God bless every soldier,
          And God bless the U.S.A.!

~ Alyssa Marie Bentham ~

[ by: Alyssa Marie Bentham Copyright © 2009 ( ) -- submitted by: Alyssa Bentham ]

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