Think about what has to be given up. I know 90% of you
reading this “get this” but I challenge you to send this to the other ten
percent who don’t. Your servicemembers sacrifice day in and day out for
something that you don’t have to worry about.
Their efforts day in and out
accumulate to a greater cause for you, me and the country. The sacrifices
include many “misses”. Some of the misses while they are deployed are the
missed opportunity to see their first born hatched, their children’s birthdays’
holidays across the board and others specifically wedding anniversaries, and even
deaths of family members and never getting to say good bye.
It’s not always easy for the “spousal unit” (wife) to deal with these events alone or
explain why dad is away, especially to the young ones. On top of the daily catastrophes spouses deal
with, they also dedicate themselves and pay a price while their warrior is away. Without a doubt, the car will break on the
way to soccer practice as soon as he deploys, kids will get sick, sink will
flood, dog will jump the fence and oh by the way what should we get your mother
for her birthday??
While those battles are being fought on the personal home
front their warriors are dealing with being away, daily stress not matched in
any other job, living in harsh environments and while all of this is going on,
they are kicking ass, on both fronts home & in combat.
I guess like many things in America that we tend to take for
granted, the fact that our warriors are out there taking care of business and
out of site, it’s just fine with us. Is that how you feel? While you worry
about what trivial thing you’re going to buy today or bitch & moan about
the trivial thing you couldn’t buy today, stop and think about the big picture
and who is providing the blanket for us all so you can have those small trivial
worries as your only big concerns…..and yes many of our concerns we see as full
of “drama” concerns…..are minuet compared to the big picture. Did you even
think about that we are lucky to even have the luxury to go “buy” those things
that many people in the world will never have?
Much of this is contributed to the long history of America’s
service members in a volunteer force willing to go afar, protect the innocent,
fight the evil and come home victorious is become the expected. But have you
thought about what your warriors are missing for it? Without the warriors of
the past and future willing to protect America and give selflessly, we will
have more than trivial concerns.
Time for a C-Gar