Goodbye from far away

September 10, 2008 | Categrory: being an American, military families, prayer

Like many of his brothers in arms, our son will board a plane today and we will not be there. A few hundred miles lay between us, and I will not get the hug as he leaves on that plane taking him across the sea to a foreign place. I say my goodbye from far away.

This started me thinking of the things we take for granted that our warriors don’t:

Things we forget to even whisper a prayer of thanks for, becasue they are the norm . Things like, a private warm shower, looking into the fridge to see what we “feel like” eating , taking a walk through a neigborhood without fear of being shot at, watching our children play in relative safely. We take for granted that we can make a mistake and it will only be an inconvenience (well, if you are a doctor or a few other things ,maybe not) but our military has the job of split second decisions that can cost a life, maybe theirs.

As we go about our normal days, maybe we should take a few moments to whisper a prayer of thanks for all this country affords us. A prayer of thanks that we live in the greatest nation in the world and a prayer of thanks for the men and women who every day put on a uniform ,and go out to defend all that we hold dear.

So goodbye from far away, to our son! We will miss you, we love you, and please be careful out there!

One Response to “Goodbye from far away”

  1. Godspeed to your son.
    My heartfelt thanks goes to all of our airman,soldiers, sailors and marines..
    As a mom, my heart aches for you. I am sorry you were not able to hug your son, prior to his departure. You are to be admired the way you have risen above your own pain and focus on the importance of our nation. The importance of little things wheich we so easily take for granted.
    Thank you for this post. You are appreciated.

    ~AirmanMom returning to her blog…