If you have followed my blog for anytime you know about the “sign” that was made in Iraq by the LT of the engineering team Micheal had been escorting that day. That sign was hung on the FOB barracks in Memory of Micheal in April 2008 and when the guys came home I knew that [...]
**I wrote this on my other blog just about one year ago… it still stands true and I felt it was a good time to share it again*
I often hear people speak about how proud they are to be an American. Well I’m humbled to be an American. I’m humbled to be a [...]
“As a child I always worked hard for a Gold Star..Now I have one and I don’t want it”
Next month on Feb 24th I will be marking the third year of my family being Gold Stars. We never wanted to be Gold Stars… no one wants to be. In the past years I faced far [...]
For nearly three years now there have been several big boxes of cards, letters, newspaper clippings and other things attached to Micheal’s passing sitting in my room. I never had the heart to really go through it all nor dd I have the heart to put them away properly. On occasion I would read a [...]
On Nov.4th 2010 Sgt. Jason James McCluskey gave his life in the line of duty. He was 26 years old. On Nov.13th, 2010 his family and friends gathered to say their final farewells to him. His funeral should have been solemn occasion…It should have been a send off done with honor and dignity. But Westboro [...]
In the United States we have 3 National holidays that celebrate our military. Unfortunately it seems most people either don’t know anything about them or they get them all mixed up and push them together. Ok so here is a civics lesson
Memorial Day is the last Monday in May every year. This is the day [...]
She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts. ~George Eliot
I have spent over 2 and a half years reading quotes looking for that one pearl of wisdom that will make it ok. I read this quote [...]
You can listen to some songs a 1000 times and then one day they hit you with a whole new meaning. I’ve mentioned this before but again it has happened to me.
While driving the song “Who Knew” by Pink came on the radio. “if someone said three years from now you’d be long gone I [...]
The headline this morning was Iran pays Taliban fighters in Afghanistan $1000 per head to kill U.S. soldier My first reaction was “No kidding” but as the day goes on and I see more and more people posting this headline and reacting in shock I became more and more annoyed. I want to know where [...]
You may read this and think I am insane or that the grief has finally pushed me over the edge but I feel I have to share this story.
Last night through the men and families of the Company my son served with and I have adopted as my extended family I found out we had [...]