Sunday, September 13, 2009
David in Iraq
David is my semi-adopted son, a son of my heart. Currently he is in Iraq, and I am so proud of him.
First,I'm proud that he is serving our country, enduring hardships to keep the rest of us safe and free. He has given up the comforts of home, and put himself in a situation of different culture, blistering heat, and danger.
Secondly, he has joined the Army as a career; he's carving out a piece of life for himself in a time of economic trouble. He is able to take care of his responsibilities, and improve his job skills. The service seems to be the only "employer" hiring numbers of folks these days, but the job is a hard one, long and erratic hours. Not everyone can or will choose it as a career.
I'll be thinking of you, David. Hope you read this post and others to keep up what's happening here at home while you're gone. We'll e-mail you often,and I'll hold you in my heart until you return. I'm glad we got to see you before you went over.