A moment of your time  

reverend21 49M
1017 posts
4/28/2006 7:52 am

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A moment of your time

I was talking to my niece last night, her hubby is in Iraq. From time to time she gets very worried and contacts me to chat, a cyber shoulder to lean on if you will. I can understand her concern as I have beeen where her hubby is, and places even hotter. The news is something you cannot depend on as far as informational updates. They report and glammorize what ever is good for their ratings. many of us here in blog land not only have loved ones over there but also know of many people wh do. So today I ask you a favor this weekend, a birthday gift to me if you will. Three very simple things I ask.

1. A moment of silence for those who have fallen
2. A show of pride for those who serve
3. A show of support for those fmailies with loved ones serving

I thank you all in advance,

jamherwithmycock 43M/36F
68 posts
4/28/2006 8:14 am

I pray everyday my 2 brothers are over seas....

also just stopped bye to say hello and hoping things are good for you...angela xo

reverend21 replies on 4/28/2006 8:58 am:
hopefully all the children of country will return home soon

MaggiesWishes 59F

4/28/2006 8:17 am

*stumbles through the door, carring box full of "wishes"*

I will keep some special wishes for you in my "wish chest", along with prayers for your family and others that serve our country.

Ya know, on the funny side of life, the best "punch" I ever received was from a Vet. Long story, but He was thinking I was someone else, and we were transferring him to another hospital bed, and he took his fist and connected with my face, and down I went. Never felt a thing.

reverend21 replies on 4/28/2006 8:57 am:
Yep, I've had that problem before too, guy mis took me for the guy his wife was having an affair with. Dumb luck that!


4/28/2006 9:15 am

I have no one serving currently with the exception of close friends family members. I have in my closet my grandfathers WWII uniform and many memories of that war. I am very proud that I fall asleep so fast (as I did last night...sorry) with little thoughts of worry or concern because I know I am being protected by those that serve. Thank you to all who do and thier families that wait patiently by. Prayers for them always. {=} Awesome and timely post!

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

reverend21 replies on 4/28/2006 7:34 pm:
close friends are loved ones too

ohsodelicious 57F
1922 posts
4/28/2006 9:29 am

rev{=}You are OhSosweet...nice post My thoughts are always with those brave men and women...


reverend21 replies on 4/28/2006 7:34 pm:
Thank you

caressmewell 53F

4/28/2006 10:26 am

I do all theree daily...kelly402005 has a son there now, so please include him in your thoughts and prayers.

reverend21 replies on 4/28/2006 12:52 pm:
I know, he is in my prayers, ad in my 100th blog I was asked about one wish, it would have been used to bring him home healthy and safe

534 posts
4/28/2006 10:53 am

Hi, I don't know of anyone over seas but my heart does go out to all....and my thoughts will be with them this weekend for your birthday...muah..~D~

reverend21 replies on 4/28/2006 7:37 pm:
your support means alot to our troops overseas, when I served, reading the headlines and news articles about how the military was costing the tax payers so mush money, it wa like a knife and I felt everyone back home had abandoned us. I never want our troops now to know that feeling.

mm0206 68F
7767 posts
4/28/2006 10:56 am

IS there a citizen in the US that isnt connected to the armed forces?
either by chance of marrying a service man, a father ,a brother, mother, sister, uncle............... by being the receipents of the freedoms that so many have offered their lives for ...or were the ones suffering the trauma of being in wars that we deemed to be in the cause of our freedoms or security.
Those that lose their lives are the ones we honor, but those that are left.... suffer with the thoughts of the deaths, then there are those that were left to deal with their own gut wrenching
tortured souls from being exposed to the horrors of the deaths and grim remembrances of seeing the deaths.

How can we not remember and send a silent prayer daily ...hourly.. for those bravest of men and women? It is the least we can do.

Makes me so Proud.
Yes,I am an American.

Sorry for ranting on your blog, but Thanks for letting me say it!


reverend21 replies on 4/28/2006 7:45 pm:
your not ranting, your speeking the truth, evry one who use a cell phone, correll ware, a microwave, or even a lap top computer, these are all due to military technology. even for those few who do not have friends or relatives in the military, the military still touches everyones life, but it easy for people to forget, let us not forget our troops, and let us not forget their families, right now there is a person I would like to consider my friend, kelly402005who is worried sick about her son, how many visit her blog to show her support in anyway possible?

papyrina 50F
21133 posts
4/28/2006 11:34 am

happy birthday may all your hopes and dreams come true

I'm a

i'm here to stay

reverend21 replies on 4/28/2006 7:46 pm:
you'd be blushing if you knew about a couple of those dreams

EyeCandy33333 44F
761 posts
4/28/2006 1:27 pm


reverend21 replies on 4/28/2006 7:47 pm:
I knew I could count on you

EyeCandy33333 44F
761 posts
4/28/2006 1:29 pm


reverend21 replies on 4/28/2006 7:48 pm:
I am there

digdug41 49M

4/28/2006 5:11 pm

thats not a problem I can do those things and happy birthday to ya rev enjoy

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

reverend21 replies on 4/28/2006 7:48 pm:
thanks digdug

ohsodelicious 57F
1922 posts
4/28/2006 9:28 pm

rev..Well...Gee!! It would seem I forgot something as important as our troops {j/k}...not that your not important...but, I actually forgot to tell you HaPpY BiRThDaY I believe it is '39' {even though I'd swear it was suppose to be 40} kisses and a 'naughty' spanking to get ya going...

A 'toast' to a OhSospecial guy...OhSo{=}

reverend21 replies on 4/28/2006 10:37 pm:
again again, more more

reverend21 replies on 4/28/2006 10:37 pm:
again again, more more

__Huntress__ 55M/57F

4/29/2006 4:56 am

Wishing you, Sexy Man, a Happy Birthday ! And thank you for this post ... having grown up during the Vietnam War ... I had thought are days of this were long over ... to be the mother of a child serving is unthinkable to me ...

You are a precious, precious man and I am proud to call you "friend" !


reverend21 replies on 4/29/2006 5:18 am:
That one the best thing about serving in the Gulf War, People remebered vets fro Vetnam and Korea

southrnpeach333 50F

4/29/2006 1:25 pm

Will do. Thanks for the reminder. We send care packages to the troops from time to time. Especially at the change of season. Trade in the blankets for sun screen sort of thing. And things to make the female soldiers more comfortable.

reverend21 replies on 4/29/2006 5:34 pm:
that sounds great, so many people tend to forget our female troops, and their, uhm, needs

tillerbabe 55F

4/29/2006 8:38 pm

Great post! Thank you! but know that I do this every day!

reverend21 replies on 4/29/2006 11:39 pm:
then I thank you and challenge you to encourage others to do so as well


4/29/2006 10:32 pm

Happy Birthday Reverend and many happy returns! May all your wishes come true and all your loved ones too! {=}

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

reverend21 replies on 4/30/2006 5:46 am:
hhmmmmmmmmmmmm, I wish for...........

waerlookin4fun 50M/46F

4/29/2006 10:35 pm

I will definately pray for your nephew in law and all the other men and women over there. My child has written letters to some of the people we know over there, We try to teach him that we need to support all of the men/women who fight daily for our freedom and those of others.

reverend21 replies on 4/29/2006 11:38 pm:
Thank You

kelly402005 52F

4/30/2006 7:45 pm

I know you are just being you. but it hurts........
"War is war" , my friend......It is a hell of a lot different than when you were there, " in combat". You had never saw the shit that is there now......... I wasn't existent then. Open you eyes. Please...

I don't want to come down on you and I'm not... But, my son is afraid.....They don't shoot bb guns at each other... There are gun fights, explosions, bombs underground that could take out a tank or anything else........... For Real .
You kind of make it sound like what he's doing is trivial....
He and your nieces husbands' lives are on the line. Every single freakin' day.............
If you want the reports I get, let me know........... Where there is a will, there is a way........ I'll get them to you...........
Wake up........

Happy Birthday, buddy..........

caressmewell I love you........
You are a true friend in my book.........

Please don't take this in a bitter way. Alright.

Have a good one,

reverend21 replies on 4/30/2006 11:04 pm:
Lady, I do not want to seem belittling to you in any way, but I know more about what yor son is going through because I have chewed the same dirt. I have been shot, blown up, stabbed, ran over, thrown from moving vehicles. Defended recue workers while they recoverd the bodies of dead and dieing children. What he is doing trivial, I know it is not, but with out the support of us, and the promise that he is not forgotten over high gas prices or potical scandals, this country will trivialize everything about his life in the military. Beleive it or not, people like me who are paying the price of Freedom, just like your son, I am reminded of it everyday I wake. As for your reports, I spend a lot of time with disabled Veterans like myself, aiding them with the paper work needed for the politiacans so they can get the required medical attention they need and assistance for their families. Veterans from Bosnia, where war has never been declared ahve a lot higher body count, check the news reports for that. I know your son is important to you, he should be, and if I could I would bring all of them home and stop this childish thing called war, but I can't, all I can do is make sure they are not forgotten, none of them, ever.

actlikeanimals 60F

5/3/2006 2:47 am

There is not a day that goes by that in some way I stop, reflect, thank and even spill tears of pride for ALL of our soliders wherever they are. Not just because of my son who is actively serving and just came back after his second tour, not just because of my father who is retired from 20 years of military duty, not just because I live within a 50 mile radius of over 15 active military bases. Just because..and it's going to stay that way!!

I am surprised and a bit angry at Kelly's reply to you. She obviously has not been reading your blogs or knows you and what you have done for us as well as our country while in the service. I hear alot of hurt and fear in her words for her son too. Reading and not being able to deal with the reports can only heighten these feelings.

She also didn't quite get the message your blog is trying to convey.

I hope you got a huge hug from your son for your special birthday Ash.


reverend21 replies on 5/3/2006 4:53 am:
She is worried about her son, I can't blame her, and I wish I could promise her with out a doubt that everything would be alright.

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