Friday, January 30, 2009

The Good and the Bad of Our CyberWorld

This will be a two-part Post. I'll work through the negative first, then move quickly on to the positive.

It is my desire to use this medium, to focus on the goodness of people. Primarily my focus is our Soldiers, but I am a Momma...so of course my children are given some blog-space! Several weeks ago, I posted a story regarding a hero by the name of Spc. Stephen G. Zapasnik. This 19 year old Soldier from Oklahoma died on December 24 in Iraq. A tragic story. I posted a link for anyone who desired to leave a message to the family. Today, I received an e-mail from a total scumbag who went to the website and apparently is contacting people who signed the guestbook; asking for assistance...you know the routine, "my family is in need of money". Normally, when I receive such an e-mail I immediately notify the Spam Police. This e-mail had this soldier's name in the subject line, so I opened the e-mail. I'm furious. How dare he use this soldier in such a horrid manner. I immediately fired off an e-mail reply, sharing my feelings. He is the lowest of the low, he is whale shit. I want to apologize to any of you who may have signed this guestbook and received this spam. Legacy.com is a good site, one I have visited often. It is nauseating to me, that such cruel people exist. I pray the family of this hero has not been contacted.

OK...I'm done with the negative. Now for the positive. Almost twenty years ago, when my oldest son was a Cub Scout (and I was carrying my baby, John) I met two of the sweetest spirits in the world. We have been good friends ever since. K joined me at an OperationWelcomeHome event a couple weeks ago, and was kind enough to send me the following video. This video captures what it is like for our heroes when they come home! Please pause my PlayList on the right sidebar and enjoy!


May Almighty God Bless each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine!

15 comments:

Amanda said...

You really get some discusting people out there. Total scumbags.
love,
Amanda x

AirmanMom said...

amanda... This truly was simply wrong! Arrrgggghhhh! (thank you for letting me vent)

Jormengrund said...

The sad fact is that for every well-meaning person you meet, you can honestly find some greedy self-serving mooch who is going to use any opportunity to help themselves.

Loved the song! It really does capture the heart and soul of what it feels like to come home to a loving family!

Best wishes AMM!!

Catie the Greatie said...

I can't believe people can do something so wrong.
I'm upset just thinking about it.
And I love the video :]

AirmanMom said...

jormengrund...it is very sad but true. thank you for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

catie...I do hope all is good with you! thanks for your support! glad you liked the video!

Julie said...

Oh my gosh, I cannot believe someone would actually do that! I'm sorry you have to deal with crazies like that...

Love the song!!!

AirmanMom said...

julie...so glad you stopped by.

Mary said...

AM,

You are right, this person is a scumbag. I can't believe how crass people are today. I hope there was no contact with Stephen's family. Keeping them in my prayers.

Thank you so much for your kind words on the passing of Meeko. He will live forever in my heart. For now, he has crossed Rainbow Bridge and is no longer in pain. Looking back, I suspect his diagnosis of colitis was incorrect and that the cancer has been there much longer than anyone knows. He was a beautiful dog and I thank God for the 8 years of joy and laughter that he brought to us.

Blessings,
Mary

AirmanMom said...

mary...once again, I am so sorry for your loss. Please take care of yourself.

Lisa said...

You know it happens. When the barge hit the bridge here in Oklahoma and many were killed, we had a guy scam people as well. It will happen in any tragedy, scum lives off the good of others! We all know where your heart is/was so don't worry too much about it. Keep up the good work you do!

ps, can't wait to hear the news that the little one has arrived. and everyone is safe and well=)

AirmanMom said...

lisa...your understanding words are most welcome! Thank you! I will post when the baby arrives!

lolaberly said...

I love Operation Welcome Home! I will have to get in touch with you when I know that I am going! :)

ABNPOPPA said...

Awesome! Just flat AWESOME!

Thanks for sharing.

Tears in the eyes, gotta run!

Pops

Call Me Grandma said...

I am going to visit God tube right now.
Scum bags are everywhere. That is too bad.