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Yesterday, as I was reading my Bible I read this verse in Proverbs 22: 2, “The Rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.” It brought new meaning to me now that I am a military wife, and my husband and I deal with people who are of different ranks. Of course my husband has to respect those at higher ranks then he is, which is pretty much everyone, and he does! But the thing that was totally new to me and unexpected, was how some of the military wives wear their husband’s rank on the shoulders, figuratively speaking that is.
I have been very blessed while stationed here, to have some great friends. The funny thing is almost all of them are officer’s wives and their husbands hold a lot higher rank than my husband. Did I do that on purpose? Not at all! It just so happens that as I would make friends I would eventually learn their husband’s rank. The best thing though, is that these girls do not care what rank my husband is and are willing to be friends with me anyways. I have made some wonderful friendships here and am glad for people who are willing to see past rank and be a great friend instead!
I think it is sad that some people miss out on being friends or getting to know certain people because they do not think they hold the rank that they should or because the wives will not talk to certain ladies whose husbands are a lower rank than them. There are so many great friendships you are missing out on, when you don’t look beyond rank, and see the person for who they are!