The following video nicely illustrates Aprille's moving song. And Aprille sings it from experience, as a military wife.
Aprille Donaldson's own words...
"This song "Hero's Wife" was a work of God. As a Ministry Team Leader at christianmilitarywives.com, I was put in charge of making a tribute video that would represent the vision and desire of CMW. As I searched for a background song, I had trouble finding one that had an emphasis on God's help for the Christian military wife. It was my desire to write a song, but nothing would come to my mind.
That's when God brought Colleen Saffron into this song. Colleen is another Ministry Team Leader on CMW and the co-creator of the organization Operation Life Transformed. "The mission of Operation Life Transformed (OLT) is to provide education and resources to our military spouses and caregivers, and increase awareness of the long term needs of these families and support the military spouse and caregiver as they re-enter the workforce."
Colleen emailed me three separate poems that she had written along the theme of Christian military wives. I took these poems, combined a few lines from each poem, added several lines of my own, and came up with the lyrics to "Hero's Wife." As I was forming the lyrics the tune had already begun to form in my mind, and within a week I had the accompaniment to the song written.
God's timing could not have been more perfect! My husband was deployed, and I had already scheduled a trip out of town to be with my family. I was able to use my brother's recording studio to record the accompaniment and the vocals, an opportunity which only presents itself a few times each year.
The photos that accompany the song on this video were submitted to me from members of christianmilitarywives.com and members of our group and fanpage on Facebook. I pray that this song will be an encouragement and an inspiration to each person who hears it."