An interesting read in a this USA Today article "Mothers, wives of war wounded make sacrifices"
Mothers, wives of war wounded make sacrifices - USATODAY.com
A couple of paragraphs from the USA article
The sacrifices of injured soldiers, airmen and Marines are recognized with medals and commendations. But the mothers and wives who arrive here wide-eyed and afraid make their own sacrifices — abandoning jobs and homes and delaying retirement to help their wounded children reclaim their lives.
"The women here are the heroes, every bit the heroes as their soldiers," said Judith Markelz, who runs a 4-year-old program to aid the families of injured soldiers sent here for treatment. "These kids could not survive without their women."
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS, OUR VETERANS and THEIR FAMILIES