I don’t usually forward posts from Facebook. I’m not a big fan of the “Repost this if you have a mom too, like chocolate too or breathe oxygen too” status’. However, this picture struck a cord. I don’t think we show enough appreciation for military families. Honestly, I don’t care if you are against the war. I do ask that you take a little more time when making your protest signs. You are calling for world peace with a Sharpie? I think that warrants the use of crayons, stickers, glitter, etc. I want to wrap my arms around the little guy in this photograph. Buddy, your dad died a hero.
It doesn’t matter where you live there is always that mother who strives to make the rest of us look like assholes. There is a mom at my son’s pre-school who seems to skip into the building with bluebirds on her shoulder. She sews her daughters clothing and jars vegetables for the winter. I had no doubt she would make Valentine’s Day cards. While the rest of us scoured Walmart for Spiderman Valentines that say things like “I Want to Hang Around You” she cut down a tree and made her own paper. I barely had enough patience to sit as my son signed his own name to each…