It was a great weekend! John came home! Both my daughters, their husbands and all three of my beautiful grandgirls came over on Saturday for an Independence Day/ Birthday Bash! So much fun! I am truly blessed!
John came home on Thursday night. He got in late, since he drove after work. It is always so good to see him! The weekend always feels like a whirlwind, a great whirlwind! And then *poof* we are sharing a hug and saying, "I love you!" Off to Wright-Patt he goes, off to his world. And the Mom-Tears flow. I'm proud of him, I know he is doing what he is meant to do...but he is my son, my baby.
While John was in town, he gave me the addresses of two of his deployed fellow Airmen. If you wish to send along a letter or package, please e-mail me for these addresses.
So today is Monday. A new week. Good news... sad news! One of the two American Soldiers killed by the Taliban is the son of a blogger friend. Please lift your prayers for this family. I can't begin to understand the hurt in their hearts.
Tomorrow is Tuesday! While most of the world will be focusing on the memorial service of Michael Jackson...I will be focused on MudPuppy's birthday. the seventh of July marks the birth of a brave soldier, a talented writer and a loved VirtuaSon! Tomorrow's post will be dedicated to MudPuppy... just because!
In the Sunday edition of the Washington Post, there was a letter to the editor from the aunt of a soldier. This brave young soldier, Brian Bradshaw was killed by an IED on June 25th...the same day Michael Jackson died. Did her nephew receive any media time? NO! Congress had a moment of silence for Michael Jackson. Was there a moment of silence for this soldier killed as he protected our nation? NO! Does President Obama send letters of condolence to the families of all fallen soldiers? I'm not sure if he does, but he did send one to the Jackson family. Am I the only one outraged by this injustice? Michael Jackson is an entertainer. PERIOD! Brian Bradshaw was an altar boy, a camp counselor, and very old-fashioned for he believed that military service was patriotic. Paul Bradshaw said his son Brian joined the Army and went to Afghanistan “to try and help people” and to make the lives of the people there better. He died defending us. He died defending his country. He died defending his brothers. Does he not deserve as much media attention, if not more...than any entertainer.