Monday, January 24, 2011

Soldier 24/365


The face of a soldier-
brave and true;
Calm, quiet-
I truly "Thank you."

The face of a soldier-
gentle, yet strong;
bittersweet goodbye-
He says, "It won't be long."

The face of a soldier-
just like me and you; 
I pray every night that-
my Lord will protect you.

My "little" brother deployed for Afghanistan today. My heart is heavy for him as he leaves behind his wife an 8 week-old daughter. My heart breaks for him that he will miss most of her first year- yet he complains not. Like so many brave men and women, he views the military as his duty and is happy to serve. Freedom certainly is NOT free. I have nothing but respect for our armed forces. 

Love you so much, Tommy! Come home to us safe! 

1 comment:

  1. Praying the Lord provides protection for your brother while he is deployed.