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Friday, January 09, 2009

Every Soldier's Mom

The link to the blog of an Israeli soldier's mother from Brat reminded me that we parents of soldiers (and sailors, marines, air force, coast guard) share the universal love and admiration -- and WORRY -- we have for our children when they are deployed. It is a universal feeling among parents who value and cherish the lives of their children... in the parents who know the hope of the world is in the LIVES of their children and not in their deaths.

Yes, it is hard to be a soldier's mom while the world is at war. I have written any number of posts on that topic over the past few years... about the worry that pervades night and day... 24 hours a day, every day that they are in harm's way. How hard it is to be HERE when they are THERE... how hard it is to be a soldier's mom...

Thoughts of A Soldier's Mom in a Time of War
Hard to Be a Soldier's Mom
Every Parent's Nightmare

And, sadly, like many of us who blog about our soldiers, we are subjected to the most horrible comments from the ignorant, the vile and the despicable. This Israeli mother is no different. I left her a comment telling her that she is one of us -- the mothers of soldiers who serve even though we did not enlist. I reminded her that we mothers -- that we parents and the families of those who serve pray every day for peace... we pray for peace everywhere. So run on by A Soldier's Mom and offer her encouragement... give her a virtual {{{HUG}}} and let her know she is not alone.

x-posted at Parents Zone

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At 1/09/2009 10:39 PM , Blogger Maggie45 said...

Carla, I just left a comment there. I cannot imagine having to live in fear 24 hours a day like the Israelis do. I pray for them every day.

I just got back from Tucson. We did a Welcome Home at Davis-Monthan for 25 members of the 924th Pararescue group returning after 6 months deployment. I went around and thanked every family member present in the hangar prior to the plane landing. One wife was holding the most beautiful baby, and she told me that he was bald when his Daddy left, now he's sprouting fuzz all over his head. It was so moving to see his Dad not being able to keep his hands off of his son, kissing the top of his head over and over. Our families are so, so important. Thank you for letting us know about Elie's mother.

At 1/10/2009 8:44 AM , Blogger Some Soldier's Mom said...

maggie -- I envy you all those "southern" PGR opportunities!! Thank you for doing it -- you will never know how much it means to the guys and their families (about as much as it means to you!!) (and I hope you gave that baby a hug & a kiss, too!!) Carla

At 1/11/2009 6:04 AM , Blogger liberal army wife said...

can you cross post this on PZ? After all, we do have a somewhat international audience! ;-)


At 1/11/2009 11:24 AM , Blogger Some Soldier's Mom said...

LAW... it IS x-posted...

At 1/12/2009 9:41 PM , Blogger Mary said...

This is a beautiful post. I can't imagine why anyone would leave such negative remarks for any soldier's mother.

I support our troops, both US and Canadian and pray for them all each day. And yes, we need to also pray for the families of these troops and those that are in that terrible conflict...Israel and Hamas.

Blessings to you for directing us to this woman's blog.


At 1/30/2009 9:45 AM , Blogger Christopher Lee Miles: said...

I just wanted to say thank you for your blog. I think mother's of troops should have a seat at the war table the next time we consider war.


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