Putting things into perspective!

I received this in my email today and it sure did put things into perspective. No matter what our opinion is on war, we should be thankful and grateful to our men and women in the military! They serve without prejudice so we can be free to voice our opinions. I, for one, consider all who serve in the military my heros! We will never see in our lifetime what they see in just one day! (Eph 1:16) Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;


God Bless Our Troops!

He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.

You talk trash about your ‘buddies’ that aren’t with you.

He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.

You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.

He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.

You complain about how hot it is.

He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.

You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.

He doesn’t get to eat today.

Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.

He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.

You go to the mall and get your hair redone.

He doesn’t have time to brush his teeth today.

You’re angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.

He’s told he will be held over an extra 2 months.

You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.

He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.

You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday. He holds his letter close and smells his love’s perfume.

You roll your eyes as a baby cries.

He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they’ll ever meet.

You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.

He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.

You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.

He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.

You see only what the media wants you to see.

He sees the broken bodies lying around him.

You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don’t.

He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger.

You stay at home and watch TV.

He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.

You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.

He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long.

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6 Responses to Putting things into perspective!

  1. sparrowssong says:

    We are are retired Navy family, having served our Country 20+ years. This post is very close to my heart. You’ve brought tears to my eyes this morning. THANK YOU for your respect and honor of these brave men and women who serve to preserve freedom.

    Freedom isn’t free.

    Navy Chief Wife,
    a.k.a sparrow

  2. Kate says:

    I know what you mean, Mrs. B!!! I have two sons – both are serving our country! My oldest is at Ft Leonard Wood, MO going through Basic Combat Training. My youngest is a Marine.

    It would break my heart to know that they would be treated the way our Troops were treated when they returned from the Viet Nam war! It doesn’t matter if one agrees with the war or not. No one deserves to be looked upon with disgust when they have been serving their country!

  3. Great post.

    In Christ,
    PFC Cardot
    United States Army Infantry

  4. Kate says:

    Thank you for serving our beloved country, Brother Nick!

  5. mishel says:

    Hi Kate!

    Great post! Thanks for sharing this and thank you for visiting my blog. You had asked if my son was a Marine–actually, it’s my son-in-law. He just left for a 13 month tour to the “Sandy Spot”.

    Blessings to you!

  6. Kate says:

    Hi Mishel, Please thank your son-in-law for serving our country!!! I will be praying for this dear Marine as he “vacations” in the “Sandy Spot.” 🙂

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