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    Default Touching email about war

    I just got this from my MIL and thought I would share - it really got me thinking.....

    Your cell phone is in your pocket
    He clutches a cross from a chain near 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 husband/wife 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/meeting 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.

    These are the faces of the men who are out there risking their lives every day for a cause that we may not know the whole story behind.... please think of them and their families

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    Nicole, mama to Miss A (April 2005), Miss K (Sept 2007), Angel Baby (August 2008), and Baby A (June 2009)

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    Very sad and moving images, thanks for posting this.

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    Thanks for posting this. It was touching

    Most of you know DH is in the military. We are waiting for the word if he is going overseas in the first quarter of 2010. It is highly likely that he will be. It's comforting to know that there are people out there thinking of our soldiers overseas.

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    I think that no matter what your opinion on the war is, you should always support the men and women that are there fighting.
    Thanks for posting.

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