Thursday, June 4, 2009

When a soldier comes home...

Got this on my email, and what an eye-opener, and a great reminder to thank and appreciate those soldiers out there fighting.
When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard...
...to listen to his son whine about being bored. ...to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.


... to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.


...to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's sleep.
...to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.
...to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.
...to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.

...to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.
....to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.
....to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.
....to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.

.....to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.
....to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.
....to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.

The only thing harder than being a Soldier....
...is loving one.






3 comments:

sewmerry said...

Thankyou.

Apparently we need to be reminded to appreciate life, otherwise we just get caught up in day to day life and forget how lucky and priviledged we are to be living our daily lives.

Thankyou

ATLRealist said...

Thank you for serving, however some of thsese things come with your job unfortunately.I hate to be insensitive, but when you sign up for war, you sign up for these things. It unfortunately comes with your job. I worked on Wiesbaden, Germany's Army Base with the children, and I honestly think its abuse for them to have to live on those bases when they did not sign up for that type of lifestyles. You have to think, "Do I want to serve my country or my family?"...

reesethepug said...

Let me clarify- I am not a soldier. I have friends and family who have served our country and I am very proud of them and appreciate their sacrifices.