Originally Posted by Der Alte
You were lucky my friend. There are many things I personally do not want to experience again. Unfortunately, our children are thrown into it again.
We never learn.
That's what my grandfather always said after WWII. Never again, and then came the war in Korea.
Although there were things in the war he did not want to relive, then he was always ready to pick up the sword if evil should poke its head again.
Originally Posted by PoetSarah
He loves it and I'm proud of him.Being a mom I'm afraid, but his bravery is unbelievable. The experience has done wonders and I'm watching him become a man, always up front and ready to go. On the one hand I'm scared to death, but the other so proud of my son beyond words.
This may be a decision by our country but, the ones brave enough to volunteer, I have respect. when it comes down to it we need to. We'll know years from now if it was done well, I hope to see that it was.
Will the radicals finally realize we're doing it for the good of our world? Only time will tell. When you're taught from birth that we are the enemy it's going to take time, and plenty of it. Is it possible? This is where hope begins.
You worry - it's a mom thing, and it is a sign of love.
You should know that your love and support for you son gives him the mental baggage that he needs. And you can rest assured that we out there are taking care of each other. Your son is also my brother.
You should know that it's you, it's mom, dad, sister, brother, wife, fiance, children and the rest of a soldier's family who are the greatest heroes in this. You are left with fear and hope, without being able to influence the situation. It is hard, I know from my own family. What you go through deserves respect.
So Sarah, I salute you
God bless you and your family.