As a career professional, volunteer, mom, wife, and friend, I focus on the positive aspects of life, even when the road is rough getting there. Life is funny. How you treat others, how you handle situations, and how you live each day is your responsibility ... so are the outcomes.
August 6, 2011 the ultimate sacrifice was made by "22 SEALs, three Air Force combat controllers and a dog handler and his dog." Though the families' names have not been released, I am paying honor to the the soldiers & praying for their families as they go through an incredibly emotional and devastating time in their lives.
I have friends and family, who have served and are serving. I may never understand what drives them to commit to the unknown. In my eyes, it takes a special kind of person to take their journey. They made the choice knowing what the outcome could be. They have done this for both you and me.
The Soldier's Prayer
"For all the free people that still protest, you're welcome.
We protect you and you are protected by the best.
Your voice is strong and loud, but who will fight for you?
Noone standing in your crowd.
We are your fathers, brothers, and sons
Wearing the boots and carrying the guns.
We are the ones that leave all we own
To make sure your future is carved in stone.
We are the ones, who fight and die.
We will not be able to save the world, at least we'll try.
We walked the paths to where we are at,
And we want no choice other than that.
So when you rally your group to complain,
Take a look in the back of your brain.
In order for that flag you love to fly,
Wars must be fought and young men must die.
We came here to fight for the ones we hold dear.
If that's not respected, we would rather stay here.
So please stop yelling and put down your signs,
and pray for those behind enemy lines.
When the conflict is over and all is well,
be thankful we chose to go through hell." anonymous
Please continue to support and pray for our troops and their families.
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