Friday, May 08, 2009

Tough Day

It started over a week ago... The periods of long lost stares and no words...
Last night we had our last call and that's always a heart stopper - at that
point we were both feeling abut as empty as a parent can feel... Sleep was
so elusive, Linda was up since 3 - at 5:30 we were staring at the clock
knowing it was 4:30 where he was and it was time to go - again!
Our son is a soldier - one that has been through the most intense training
in the world and he travels with other "Chosen Soldiers".... It still scares
a Mom and a Dad to the depths of our souls... We are extremely proud of
our son and all that he has achieved and accomplished, but when he has
to go "do what he does" Linda and I remained gripped by an intense fear
that comes along with being a parent.... I simply will not draw a breath
until he returns without his face on my mind...
If you see a Mom or a Dad next week that has a son or daughter in the war,
go up and give them a hug - they will appreciate it...
I've ALWAYS been in awe of the incredible mutual love I have shared with
my son and in these times I am thankful to have such a powerful love in
my life...

Hurry home son......

5 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wishing him a successful and fast deployment.
A big Thank you for HIM and His family...where would we be without our hero's?
Blessings, Suz

Christy said...

I know this is a hard thing. I am so thankful for your son and others like him that are willing to serve our country. I will be praying for him and I truly hope that they all may return safely home soon.

Sara said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with your son and all the other sons and daughters who so willingly serve our country...

I hope he will return home quickly and safely...

Punch Buggy said...

To live every minute praying in your mind that a loved one can continue to travel the earth is a tuff thing to deal with inside, but outside you look and do your best. I hope he the son of such determine parents return home in one peice.

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