Monday, October 12, 2009

Ranger Creed...

I had posted a few blogs ago that Ben's work buddies recited the Ranger Creed to him. Some of you have been asking what it says so I have included it below! I have also included the Wife Ranger Creed...applies to me even in this situation and not just when Ben is deployed!!

Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of my Ranger Regiment.
Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move further, faster and fight harder than any other soldier.
Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be, one-hundred-percent and then some.
Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well-trained soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow.
Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.
Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission though I be the lone survivor.

Recognizing that I accept the life of a Ranger's Wife, fully knowing the hardships ahead of me, I will always strive to uphold the honor, the loyalty, and the trust of my husband, the Ranger!
Acknowledging that a Ranger Wife is a more elite wife who stands behind her Ranger, wherever he may be, I accept the fact that as a Ranger Wife, my husband expects me to encourage and stand behind him always!
Never shall I fail my Ranger. I will always keep myself strong, brave, and faithful. I will shoulder more than my share of the responsibility, whatever it may be, one hundred percent and then some!
Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected woman. My courtesy to my husband, neatness of appearance, and care of our family shall set the example for future wives to follow!
Energetically will I meet the demands of my Ranger. I shall stand by my man in peacetime and in war, knowing HE IS THE SUPERIOR SOLDIER. Never will I leave my Ranger for another, and under NO circumstances will I embarrass him!
Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to let my Ranger go, knowing he may never return to me– his Ranger Wife!!

Willingly will I let him go, not knowing where or for how long he will be gone, always hoping, praying and believing for his safe return and the safe return of his comrades!
Intensely will I wait for his return, anticipating the gallantry and honor– my Ranger, a hero, standing beside with pride and passion!
Forgoing all others needs except for those of my Ranger, knowing one day he will forgo all others for me– his Wife!
Enthusiastically will I carry on my daily routine, even when he's away, never forgetting he left behind his strength, his honor, his heart, his Ranger Wife!

I have called up to Shepherds a few times this weekend to see how he is doing and they said he is doing well! Not a ton to update you all on at this point because I am not there but when I go back Wed I will have things to blog about!! Still believing for 100% healing!!


mommywonderland said...

Ok tears! What amazing words and I know Ben lives up to every one of those demands as well as you Kate, fulfilling those tasks with every inch of you. Im proud of you for so many reasons and love you with all my heart friend. Keep it all up my dear, your doing better than any one of us would do in your situation. p.s I know you will get those family pics very very soon!!! ;)

JJF said...

Katie and Ben,
Still praying for you and loving you and hoping for you. I can't imagine how deep your weariness is, but trust that God will hold you and love you and carry you...He only desires your trust in His Daddy-heart. He is doing all the hard work. I know some mighty angels are with Ben, and will minister to him until he is restored. I pray His Spirit will minister to you and bless you in your brokenness and give you new joy each day.

Tim Mossholder said...

Katie...thanks so much for sharing these words. Courage and tenacity don't begin to describe Ben and the calling upon both of you--but this helps me to more fully grasp what being a Ranger is all about! I find myself praying for the two of you often and at times when I would have least anticipated it. I'm trusting that God is reminding me to pray at just the right times! Love you.

Sheldon said...


I love the creeds!! I just saw Jake and Micheala last night and we all had tears in our eyes talking of how proud and amazed we are of your very srtong heart!! We are praying and believing with you!


Shelley M. said... are thought about often by people who feel like they know you at my work. I work at a high school and I have students and co-workers who ask me how is Katie and Ben? So cool who we can all join together and believe for God's continual healing for you and Ben!
I loved reading the creeds and have gained respect for wives supporting their husbands in the line of work they have chose with such committment and integrity!
You are in my heart and prayers!