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.
My daughter only slept in 30 minute intervals last night. She has bronchitis and an ear infection. I hate to see my baby suffer. I decided around 4 a.m. that I wouldn’t bother going back to sleep. I cradled her in one arm and perused the Internet on my phone. I came across an article about two U.S. Soldiers killed in Afghanistan. It made me think. This may be just another number to some, but somewhere in America a mother is mourning her baby. The man dressed in camouflage was once wrapped in a soft blue blanket. She got goosebumps when he giggled. She called her best friend when he…