Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Support Out Troops Past & Present




Remember those who serve and their families.




Son of a Soldier

A Prayer for My Dad



Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray dear Lord, my soul you will keep.
My mommy says I need to pray,
For many others on this day.


But my daddy- he is a soldier,
Of this I am sure you know,
He helps protect our freedom,
I was sad to see him go.


Although I know he is safe with you,
I would rather have him here,
Because he is the one who always said
With prayer, there is no fear.

Dear Lord, I know you hear me,
Way up in the sky,
Please protect my daddy,
And comfort me when I cry.


I know he has a job to do
And protects our Country
With all his might
But, I can't help but wishing, Lord
That he could be home with me, tonight!

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It is the
Veteran,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion


It is the
Veteran,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the
Veteran,
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech

It is the
Veteran,
not the community organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble


It is the
Veteran,
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial

It is the
Veteran,
not the politician,
who has given us the right to vote.


It is the
Veteran who
salutes the flag


It is the
Veteran
who serves under the flag.

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The Military Wife


The good Lord was creating
A model for military wives
and was into his sixth day of overtime
when an angel appeared.
She said, "Lord, you seem to be having
a lot of trouble with this one
What's wrong with the standard model?"
The Lord replied,
"Have you seen the specs for this order?
She has to completely independent,
possess the qualities of both mother and father
be a perfect hostess for four to forty
with a hours notice, run on black coffee
handle every imaginable without a manual
be able to carry on cheerfully,
even if she is pregnant and has the flu,
and she must have six pairs of hands."
The angel shook her head
"Six pairs of hands? No way!"
The Lord continued, "Don't worry,
we will maker other military wives to help her
And we will give her an unusually strong heart
so it can swell with pride
in husbands achievements,
sustain the pain of separation
beat soundly when it is overworked and tired
and be large enough to say
"I understand" when she doesn't
and "I love you" regardless
"Lord", said the angel, toughing his arm gently,
"Go to bed and get some rest,
you can finish this tomorrow"
"I can't stop now," Said the Lord
"I'm so close to creating something unique
Already this model heals herself when she is sick
can put up six unexpected guests for the weekend
wave good-bye to her husband from a pier
a runway or depot and understand
what it's important that he leave."
The angel circle the model of the military wife
looked at it closely and sighed
"It looks fine, but it's too soft"
"She may look soft", replied the Lord
"but she has the strength of a lion
you would not believe what she can endure"
Finally, the angel bent over and ran her fingers
across the check of the Lord's creation
"There's a leak," she announced
"Something is wrong with the construction
I'm not surprised that it has cracked.
You are trying to put too much into this model"
The Lord appeared offended
at the angel's lack of confidence
"What you see is not a leak," he said,
"It's a tear"
"A tear, What is it here for?" asked the angel
The Lord replied, "It's for joy, sadness, pain
disappointment, loneliness, pride and dedication
to all the values that she
and her husband hold dear."

1 comment:

  1. sweet words... today I celebrate my dad too! thanks for sharing and I'm praying always for the brave ones today and always!

    xo jen

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