Friday, October 06, 2006

So very sad

The service for Mike's grandfather was last night. Being a veteran, a member of Amvets, the Honor Guard was there to pay their respects. I tried to be strong, but let's face it .... when it comes to death, the loss can be felt on so many levels by family members, friends and complete strangers.

Once they started to play TAPS, that was all I needed for the tears to start rolling. I listened to the service, the prayers read, and a fellow Amvet/friend's voice crack as he said goodbye to his fallen comrade. It was heartbreaking, seeing this grown man, weep for the loss of his good friend. And then they fired the rifles to salute ......

It was a beautiful moment, it made me proud to be an American, proud of our soldiers; each and every one that has served and continues to serve our country.

So, with that still fresh in my mind, I check in on my other blogger buddies, reading their new entries. I go to Liam's .... checking on how he's doing with his fight, and learn that one of his little buddies from St. Jude's passed away yesterday. I sit here now, my cheeks damp with tears, praying silently to God for the health of my children.

My prayers to the families that are saying goodbye to their loved ones.

1 comment:

Jordan and Tara's Mommy said...

you're post gave me chills. It's amazing going to a veterns funeral. Makes you proud to live where you do....I hope things stay good for you and your family!