Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9/11

Last night I wrote in my journal: "Tomorrow is 9/11. Six years ago my daughter called me crying and asked 'does this mean Kris will have to go to war?' Now the war has both of her brothers and most of my soul." I'll leave it at that.


7 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

what a great post

Kelly said...

I understand completely. I too said to my roomate at the time that dh was going to have to go to war. Here we are six years later and in the midst of a deployment. Stay strong.

lala said...

Your sons are heroes. How many women can say that? =)

Stay strong. They're in God's hands.

Shelly said...

Ok, Kleenex alert...

Shelly

Mel's Mom said...

No more needs to be said. Good enough...

Claire said...

Beautiful entry, and you have beautiful kids. Thank your soldiers for me, please. I truly appreciate them.

kbug said...

I remember Kevin calling me on 9/11. He was stationed at Barksdale AFB then. A few weeks later, he called to tell me that he had just helped launch a bunch of B-52s that were headed to the middle east. He said he'd never felt so proud of being in the military before, but that he wished he was going with them. I was so proud of him at that moment. I felt that same sense of pride when I waved good-bye to Seth nearly two years ago as he left for Iraq. As a parent, it's so hard to let our children go when we know they're headed for such a dangerous place as Iraq, but it stirs such great pride at the same time. I thank God everyday that we have such brave young men and women as these. God bless them all!!!