Wednesday, October 03, 2007


My friend at work was really sad today. Her youngest son went for his physical in Montgomery today and he called at lunch to say he was officially in the Air Force.
She had been all gung how for him going into the military because he seemed to be drifting aimlessly but I warned her when it came time for him to leave that it would be hard on her. She didn't believe it. She has two other sons neither served in the military so she didn't have a point of reference but she told me today that I had been right.
She was right in one sense. The military builds men (and women). You go in as a kid and you come out all grown up. But these are treacherous times for our young folks. I read that a soldier from Alabama died in Iraq yesterday. When you sign on the dotted line, that's part of the package. There is a good chance you will be put in harm's way. I said a little prayer for my friend, her son and all the folks in uniform. I hope we can find a way to bring them home soon.

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