I’m honoring our Veterans and our Soldiers this week.
I hope you’ll find ways to reach out and find ways to honor our military, not just on Veteran’s Day or this week, but on any day you encounter an opportunity to say “Thank You” to the amazing men and women who serve and sacrifice for all of us.
Today’s post is from an email that my cousin Sally sent me last week. I cannot miss the irony of the fact that she sent this to me 7 days ago on Wednesday, November 4th. Her email said…
“Hey! I rarely forward e-mails but this one really got to me.”
She knows very well about a Soldier’s life…she married an Army Soldier and her youngest son is a Soldier.
Maybe you’ve already seen it. Can any of us see it too much?
The email said “this is being circulated around the world – please keep it going.”
This is my little way of passing it on and if you are touched by it, I hope you will also pass it on…
to those who were killed or wounded at
Fort Hood, Texas
November 5, 2009
WHEN A SOLDIER COMES HOME
When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard….
…to listen to his son whine about being bored.
…to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.
…to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.
…to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night’s sleep.
…to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.
…to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.
…to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.
…to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they’re afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.
…to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.
…to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.
…to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.
…to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.
…to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.
…to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.
The only thing harder than being a Soldier…
Is loving one.
I was asked to pass this on and I will gladly do so,