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You and Him
You and Him
Someone emailed this to me today and I just had to post it.
Your alarm goes off, you hit the snooze and sleep for another 10 minutes.
He stays up for days on end.
You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
He goes weeks without running water.
You complain of a headache and call in sick.
He gets shot, as others are hit and keeps moving forward.
You put on your anti-war tshirt and go meet up with your friends.
He fights for your right to wear that shirt.
You double check to make sure your cell phone is in your pocket.
He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.
You talk trash when your buddies aren't with you.
He knows he may never see some of his buddies again.
You walk down the beach staring at all the pretty girls.
He walks down the streets searching for insurgents and terrorists.
You complain about how hot it is.
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet long enough to wipe his brow.
You go out to lunch and complain because the waiter got your order wrong.
He does not get to eat today.
You go to the mall to get your hair redone.
He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.
You are angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.
He is told he will remain there an extra 2-3 months.
You call your girlfriend and get a date for tonight.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.
You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.
You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet.
You criticize your government and say that war never solves anything.
He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own government and remembers why he is fighting.
You hear jokes about the war and make fun of men like him.
He hears the gunfire and bombs.
You see only what the media wants you to see.
He sees the bodies lying around him.
You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
He does what he is told.
You stay home and watch tv.
He takes whatever time he is given to call and write home, sleep and eat.
You crawl into your bed with down pillows and try to get comfortable.
He crawls under a tank for shade and a 5 minute nap, only to be woken by gun fire.
You sit there and judge him, saying the world is a worse place because of men like him.
If only there were more men like him.
Just some food for thought. I posted this because it not only encourages support of our troops, it also encourages us not to take the little things in life for granted. When you have dinner tonight, log onto your computer to chat, and then crawl into bed... remember how lucky you are and say a prayer for those who aren't so lucky right now.
5/22/2006 10:54 am
5/22/2006 12:17 pm
Thank you for that.|
5/22/2006 6:16 pm
Fuck grrl your just floored on this one, He said just what I think every day when I see these SUV driving pieces of SHIT. Wheres their support now...Ready|
5/22/2006 6:52 pm
I am surprised that you posted this, but at the same thankful for you that you posted it. Been there and still doing my part in doing the right thing, I have one brother over in Iraq now, and my oldest brother leaves next month for Iraq to work as a security detail as a contractor. Who knows how long we'll have to be over there or any where else for that matter. But then again somebody has to paythe price for freedom.
Surpisingly growing up i didn't realize how many veteran where in my home county until last year when I was home on R&R from Iraq for the 4th of July Pareade in a little town down the road, My mother asked me if I wanted to be part of the pareade so I agreed, but even though I was home on leave from Iraq, it was in awe of the Verteran from Korea and WWII who still marched and carried themselves with more dignitity than alot of soldiers I have worked with over the last 15 years.
I owe these veterans who served before me a Thnaks for making the life as I know it possible.
5/23/2006 10:03 am
Yes some people do not understand how fortunate they really are glad you posted this good stuff|
5/28/2006 1:42 am
Thank you. I'm a second generation here, my father was first generation Scilian of 17, and mom was fisrt generation Russian Kassock of 19. Mother was an Army WAC and dad served Army National Guard between Buffalo, N. Y. and Cleveland, Oh., anything plane he could not identify was shot down! Mom died when I was almost 5, she was 39, my dad just died March 8 at 101yrs. old. He was 51 when I was born, 52 and 53 for my 2 brothers. For years I've tried to get into the Air Force, my bad back and flat feet kept me out. I even threatened a lawsuit to get in, I wanted in so bad!! You see, at any time of the century there is someone from my family and ancestors in ALL 5 branches of the service, from a private all the way into the White house and the Pentagon. I'm a fanatic for the USAF T-Birds and the Navy Blue Angels AND all our men and woman in the armed service. Then to see someone like Roseanne ruin the Star Spangalled Banner and scratch her butt and spit after singing on national TV infuriates me! I cry whenever I hear we lose more personnel and pray that we are doing the right thing while thereand return home safely. I thank as many of these people as I can and let them know that they really mean something to me and my family. Therefore if anyone reading this is a Vet THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!!!|
5/28/2006 8:59 pm
interesting. i have to say right on the money.|
5/29/2006 2:28 pm
I work in a gun store and on occasion get to talk the HERO'S who have just returned from Iraq etc. . I hate to admit it but I get a lump in my throught when I think of the pride I feel when I speak to one of these very humble gentlemen! Often they don't look old enough to vote, much less be in harms way. It really offends me when I see some negitive peace on one of the cable channels about how the people in the service of our country are denigrated for their heroic chiose to defend us from those who would harm us. Why is it that they're pay isnt the higher and why is it that they have to want for anything?This includes their families!|