Military Wives visit the Llandudno centre

3 April 2012 13:48

The Military Wives choir visited the Blind Veterans UK Llandudno centre on Sunday 1st April after a successful concert the previous evening at Venue Cymru.

The Llandudno centre had the pleasure of welcoming seventy of the Military Wives and were entertained by the choir who sang two numbers including their Christmas No. 1 'Wherever You Are'. You can hear their beautiful singing here. Blind Veterans UK's Billy Baxter also recited the poem 'The Military Wife'.

The Military Wives were also given a tour of the building and were most impressed. Among the audience were local residents from Maes Berllan and of course our members and staff.

Photo of the Military Wives choir holding Blind Veterans UK bags and cakes


The Military Wife

The good lord was creating a model for a military wife and was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared.

She said lord you appear to have some trouble with this one, what's wrong with the standard model.

The lord replied, have you seen the specifications on this order, she has to be completely independent, possess all qualities of a father and mother, be a hostess to four or forty guests with only an hours notice, run well on black coffee, handle every emergency imaginable without a manual, be able to carry on cheerfully even if she is pregnant and has the flu, and she must be willing to move her home to different places ten times in seven years.

O yes nearly forgot, she must have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head, six pairs of hands, no way, the lord continued, don't worry we will make other military wives to help her.

And we will give  her an unusually strong heart, so it can swell with pride, in her husbands achievements AND sustain the pain of separations and be large enough to say I understand when she doesn't, And say I love you regardless.

Lord, said the angel touching his arm gently, go to bed and get some rest, and you can finish her tomorrow, I cant stop now said the lord, I am so close to creating something unique, already this model heals herself when she is sick, she can put up six unexpected guests, for the weekend, wave goodbye to her husband from a dock, airfield or garrison, and understand why it is important he leaves.

The angel circled the model of the military wife, looked at it closely and sighed and said it looks fine, but it's too soft.

She might look soft, replied the lord, but she has the strength of a lion you would not believe what she can endure.

Finally the angel bent over and ran her finger over the the lords creation, there's a leak she announced, something is wrong with the construction; I am not surprised you are trying to put too much into this model.

The lord appeared to be offended at the angels lack of confidence,what you see is not a leak he said, it's a tear,

A tear what's that there for, asked the angel.

The lord replied, it is for joy, sadness, disappointment, loneliness, pride, and a dedication, to all the values she and her husband hold dear.

You are a genius exclaimed the angel, the lord lookedpuzzled, and replied, I did not put it there.