I am so proud of all the people in my family that has served (or currently serving) in the military and wish them a happy Veterans Day. I pray for your safety every day.
My brother in law was in desert storm and now his son has joined.
My nephew is in the Navy.
My dad was also in the military.
In my family there have been many military members but most came home safely (Thank God) except for the ones who fought during the civil war. I am just learning about them and the wives that were left behind.
My great great Uncle died in WWI
I pray for all of those who fight for our country. I pray for their families who worry about them and cry in their absence.
This is a wonderful wonderful song sang by 3rd grade students to thank the soldiers who protect this country. The song was written by the music teacher and it is very well done.
Thank you Tussing Elementary for doing such a wonderful job!
If you could really reach out and take the hand of a soldier, shake it, and tell him how you really feel about what he is out there doing for our country what exactly would you say? I think about this all the time but I recently got the opportunity to send an email that will be read by some of those soldiers. I am a member of soldiersangels.org and I heard about a group of Marines that would like to hear from us. You can visit http://www.onemarinesview.com/one_marines_view/2008/06/letters-from-ho.html to read more.
I sincerely hope they receive a lot of support and encouraging emails. I know I often lay awake at night and think about them out there in a foreign land fighting for freedom and the rights of others…… and I pray for their safety and for their souls. My heart goes out to each of them and to their families.
Ever since I read about Kevin, the soldier that was hurt in a suicide attack in Iraq, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about his mother. The woman that sits by his bedside waiting for him to show some sign, anything, to show her he will be okay. My heart hurts for her and I haven’t been able to get her and Kevin out of my mind. I can’t imagine any worse pain than watching your child hurt and not knowing if he can hear you. Everything I do, every one I see reminds me. I saw a young man in an Air Force uniform today and he looked so young. He didn’t seem all that much older than my oldest son who is now 14. That reality hit me like a gut punch. I don’t know that I could be that brave of a mother….. to watch my son go off to war. Who knows, maybe that is something that is waiting for me.
I wish there was something I could do to help but I know I’m really powerless to do anything but pray and hope for Kevin to recover.
I decided that such a brave woman, the mother of a brave soldier, should also receive a paper crane to remind her to be strong and that there is hope. She will receive #4 out of 1,000.
A Mother’s Love
A Mother’s love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God’s tender guiding hand.
My heart goes out to this soldier and his family and friends, especially his mother. I know what a struggle this must be for them. Kevin was wounded by a suicide bomber in Iraq. I found out about Kevin through Soldiersangels.org His family has a blog set up for him here –> Kevin
I sent Kevin my 2nd paper crane and I hope it really does bring him hope, strength and courage. I have faith in you Kevin.