Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Monday, April 6, 2009

a soldier

I posted this song another lifetime ago, on my old blog. From it, a friendship with a soldier from Great Britain began.

I post it again today, in honour of my friend Julie and her quest to honour her father.
I post it for LeeAnn, my sis and for her Matt, a proud Marine.

I post it for Airman Mom... because families should never be forgotten.

I post it for Mike, my friend from across the pond and his lovely family in thanks that he has returned home from Bahrain.
I post it for Sarge Charlie, who served valiantly.

I post it for a dragon slaying Marine, I now proudly call a friend. (Yeah, I mean you, Burke!)

I post it for Hope,  my sister in mamadom... because she's a beloved friend and ever so devoted in all she does for Milsupport.

I post it for my daughter who is proud of her grandfather and prays for peace.

And I post it for my dad... and all the veterans he lives with at the Veterans Hospital.

Lest we forget...


Akelamalu said...

Lovely post and tribute to serving personnel and their families Anndi. x

Sarge Charlie said...

very nice, think you very much

Gaston Studio said...

Great tribute to those having served and serving today.

willthink4wine said...

I followed you from Sarge's. Wonderful post.

Anndi said...

Akelamalu, it seems like I cannot acknowledge their sacrifices nearly enough.

Sarge, Thank YOU, Sir.

Gaston Studio, I appreciate the visit. Thank you.

willthinkforwine, glad you stopped by and thank you for the kind words.

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

Lovely tribute.

I keep looking at the paper every day and and am shocked that there is almost no mention of the two wars we are currently fighting.

Charles Gramlich said...

Very nice tribute!

AirmanMom said...

anndi...I thank you!

Flag Gazer said...

Beautiful song... lovely post.

Travis said...

It's a good day for a tribute to veterans.

Hope said...

Love you and that damn dragon slayer's not so bad either.

It's a perfect word for the likes of Sargent Charlie and all of those you hold in tribute.

True. It's just as applicable to you.

Julie said...

Thanks so much Ann. I really want to share my dad's unselfishness with everyone who comes my way.

This song is amazing.

Anndi said...

Prefers Her Fantasy Life, let's just hope the next time they report on it is to let us know a valiant soldier has died.

Charles, thank you friend.

AirmanMom, my prayers are with your family and all the families of the men and women deployed every day. Thank you.

Flag Gazer, the artist is Shawn Hlookoff... a young Canadian who was moved by the sacrifices made bu the troops and their families and contributed the best way he knows how. Thank you for visiting.

Travis, indeed it is, bro.

Hope, love you too, mama.

Julie, I read your post and that song played in my head. Extra special prayers were said for your family. I know your dad is looking out for the troops as one of their angels.

Desert Songbird said...

Thanks for reminding me of the deep admiration I have for my sisters and niece who have waited seemingly endless days for their husbands to return from Vietnam and Egypt and Kuwait and Korea and Afghanistan.

Dana said...

Beautiful post!