Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Week of Remembrance


I am forwarding this on from Gracie Jewellery

Very moving and wonderfully done.....I will always remember.

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I was asked to keep this going and I am gladly doing so

WHEN A SOLDIER COMES HOME




When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard....


...to listen to his son whine about being bored.


 
....to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.



...to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.



...to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's sleep.



...to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.


...to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.


...to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.



....to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.



....to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.



....to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.


 
...to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.




....to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.



....to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.



....to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.



The only thing harder than being a Soldier...






Is loving one.

9 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful and touching post. Very timely. Blessings, Pamela

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  2. How truly moving and inspiring!
    Brenda

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  3. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!!! I am so glad I came over fo a visit...this is so beautiful and this needs to be spread about to remind all of us of the tremendous sacrifcices these brave men and women make for us every single day so we can live our lives as we wish in total and complete freedom. I am a big supporter of the Wounded warrior project becuase I feel not nearly enough is done. Thank you for this, can I also post this on my own blog in a few days? Have a wonderful day...

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  4. As a retired Army wife, I thank you for this post. So beautiful! And so true!

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  5. Thanks for that, very well done. I have two nephews in the US Military. I am so grateful for every person who serves, they have my greatest respect.
    Cindy

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  6. Very touching Diane!
    So happy to meet a fellow Ontarian.
    Have a good evening,
    Hugs Rosemary...

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