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3.15.2006

Little Brother

I'm not sure what to say. My mom called to day to say that my littlest brother (he's 6'2" , 20 years old and a fireman) has enlisted in the US Army and will be reporting for Boot Camp on April 5. It's not a sudden thing--I've known it was probable since Thanksgiving--but now it's real.

And I feel like I've been punched in the gut.

My father served in the Air Force during Vietnam. I've always been a supporter of the troops. Always. I admire so much about America's military men and women. I have supported this current military action.

Or I thought I did.

But the potential price just went up.

2 comments:

Shanna C said...

I'm not sure I know what to say, either. This must be really hard on your parents, too.

I'm proud of your brother for offering to serve our country; it's not an easy thing these days, deciding to join the military. Be sure he knows you support his decision and love him...

and that you'll pray for him every day, without fail.

I will.

Debby said...

I understand. I too have family and close friends serving. But I've also been reminded by my mother with our most recent loss of her mother, that none of us are promised tomorrow, no matter our age, occupation, creed, race or location on this earth. Each day is a gift and a blessing and we are commanded to use it for and to His glory! It helps a little, and so does prayer!

Love you!
Deb