"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Monday, September 29, 2008

Lullaby

When I cradled my newborn son in my arms many years ago, I reflected on the knowledge that one day he might be called to fight in a war.Not only might he be called to fight, but he might be killed in a war. Indeed he was a warrior, and he did two tours of war in Iraq with the USMC. He was not killed, though. He returned home to us. Many warriors over the centuries have been called, and killed. They have fought at the command of their country's leaders. The dead are mourned all the rest of the lives of those they leave behind. The men and women warriors and victims of war were at one time all cradled as babes in the arms of parents and loved ones...." If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, all his ministers become wicked....If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever....Many seek the ruler's favor, but justice for man comes from the Lord." Psalm:29: vs.12,14,26
~~~ please listen to the end and reflect on those loved and lost in war....~~~

5 comments:

Lanny said...

Thanks Kathy

Pamela said...

Thank you again for a "thought for the day".

Not having any children, I can't imagine living in the day-to-day terror of having a son in the service. Just so glad that your son is back home safe and sound.

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a wonderful thing. Our daughter has just joined the Navy. She is in California right now, and just called to tell us she will be learning the Arabic language. She has gotten and interpreters job. Although she has a year in California, she will soon go to Arabic soil to do her job. This makes me heartsick. I would have never thought that our daughter out of all our children would have chosen to go into the military. I am so glad you got your son back safe. Blessings, Kathleen

noble pig said...

What a lovely post, I can't imagine the reality of having a child there...so hard.

KathyB. said...

Kathleen ,wow ! I have a young niece in the Navy and she is serving in Cuba...I have a friend whose daughter is serving her last year in the USMC and she was in Iraq, Europe and other places where she was used with her special training in language and martial arts...I think the women are not usually in what we would consider dangerous places, if that is any consolation. But as we all know, they are away from us in a far away land, and also, in God's hands. It is comforting to know you and she will be looking at the same moon, and sunrises....and the same God who sees is, sees her at the same time ! Prayers for you and yours ! She will learn a lot ! And so will you .

Lanny, thank-you too, for prayers and service beyond what many would offer to friends.

Pamela, you know, sometimes it was terror...but then I had to remember what I replied above to Kathleen...

Noble Pig, when I view the pictures of your beautiful sons and the stories you tell that show the love you all have for each other, I am reminded of the relationship I have with my 2 sons, and how very precious our time together was in their childhood, and how much more wonderful to have a relationship with our sons, who are MEN...I know you and the Wild Boar have so much treasure to come !