07 February 2008

Soapbox, Kleenex and a Whole Lotta Hugs and Prayers

The sound you hear is me moving my soapbox into place.

And I'm using a lot of these today:

And I want you to pray, chant, think good thoughts, light candles or whatever you do and make sure that the soldiers under these flags:

come home immediately, if not sooner, from Iraq, Afghanistan and wherever they are where they are in danger fighting a war that needs to have never begun and live once again with their families under this flag:


We lost a soldier in my hometown yesterday. It should have never happened.

Living by an Air Force base, I see these young men and women when my son takes me to the commisary, preparing for their missions. They are willing, they are brave and they are MY soldiers. They didn't grow under my heart, but in it.

Please keep these soldiers, both serving and who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

Someday it could be your neighbor, your child, your friend.

Today it is someone else's being deployed, being injured or the like.

And it hurts my heart to think about it.

Do what you can where you are.

Be there for these soldiers and their families.

Putting soapbox away but hanging onto my Kleenex.

Thanks for letting me pour my heart out here. It is so full today.

God bless you soldiers.


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Waht a wonderful entry. You described it so well and made even me, the mom of an Airman, stop and rembember all those "other" military men and woman.

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your community member. My heart aches that this continues to happen.

I don't care anymore who gets elected - just make them want to end this all.


Alice said...

So sorry to hear about the loss in your community. It never gets easy to hear does it?

A wonderful entry.

dlyn said...

So sorry to hear about the loss from your town. :hugs:

kimmy said...

You wrote that so well. I wish that all our military soldiers could be home with their families too.


Catty Ax Lady said...

All I can say is I'm so very saddened at the loss of your community member. Prayers are being said for everyone whose lives were touched by this particular soldier, and those who's family members and friends are still living in danger and dying with pride in an imperfect world.

katie said...

So sorry about your loss, Ness. Their family will be in my prayers. and hugs to you.

Have a great weekend. :)

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