Saturday, May 8, 2010

They Are Just Too Young....

As I was reading the DOD Casualties list tonight...all I could think is that these guys are just too young to die.

I know, I know...so many young men died young during the Vietnam Conflict and all the wars for generations before....

But as I read the articles, these young men are the age of my son, John. They graduated from High School on or around 2007, and have chosen to serve our nation.

So many mom's with broken hearts. So many babies who will never know their parent. So many brothers and sisters, who have lost a best friend. So many......

Yes....for generations this is just the way it has been. Oh how different it is, when it hits so close to home.

May Almighty God bless and protect every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine.
Dear God in Heaven, please bring my son home whole in body and mind.

13 comments:

Mike Golch said...

I lost a couple of friends to the war in Nam as well.Yes it is a bummer for those left behind.the Good news is that they are waiting for us and will great us when it is our turn to go home.

Mrs. Muffins said...

When I lived on base in CA, I would always catch myself thinking the same thing. :(

christian soldier said...

plases pray for :
http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/kia-lt-slavatore-s-corma-west-point.html
Thank you-fellow MOM...
C-CS

Caroline said...

Far to young!! I am thinking of you at this time, may your son and everbodies sons stay safe & strong till they reaches the shores of your nation once again.
Bless you

Sarge Charlie said...

On the mothers day weekend I hate to tell you about the rules of war:

Rule # 1: Young men die.

Rule # 2: Old men cannot change rule #1.

Take Joy from what God tells you, pray for all the young men.

Coffeypot said...

These are same words spoken by moms ever sense Eve. Being at home is so hared on the families and I can only imagine the pain of loosing a son to war. Thank you for allowing your boys..uh..men to serve so proudly.

AirmanMom said...

mike...truly that is the good news!

AirmanMom said...

mrs. muffin...thanks for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

c-cs...prayers are lifted for the family.

AirmanMom said...

caroline...I thank you.

AirmanMom said...

sarge...thanks for the reminder of the rules of war. I know them, I just really don't like them. Prayer is the answer.

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...thank you for your kind words. In all honesty, both my son's chose to serve...I just do the mom-thing...supporting their decision. Thanks, my friend!

Caroline said...

Let's not forget about the women who serve!!