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!