This blog spot is set up for my sisters and I to vent our frustrations,keep our spirits up, and to support each other thru the time that our brother is over in Iraq. His blog spot is: www.johniniraq.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

My Brother Gets to Come Home!!!!

WOOHOO I just got an IM from John today telling me he doesn't have to stay a 2nd year and today is his last day in Iraq and then he goes to Kuwait for his month mission and Iraq is over!!!

I am so excited, even more so since his blog was bombarded by cowards that live behind their words and not by their actions.

Now we just need to get Belle home from boot camp to see her little girl. Nov. 11th is her graduations!!!

Kristy

Saturday, October 15, 2005

The Final Inspection

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint."

"I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough. "

"But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep. "

"And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears. "

"I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears. "

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgement of his God.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."

~Author Unknown~

I recived this in an email today from my Aunt Bonnie, I just had to share!

Friday, October 07, 2005

John's Blog

Just a note to let you all know that John is ok, he is going through a difficult time right with a lotlo of conflicting emotions, for those of you that have read his latest blog you can tell that he is feeling some of the affects and stress of knowing that not everyone there is glad we are there and that not all wanat us to stay. He has turned the comt ments off for right now as he says he needs to work through this on his own. Please know how much you all mean to him and how much your reading and supporting him has been very helpful to him, he found some bad comments on his blog a few days ago and I think that is a lot of what he is trying to work through. Kristy can understand some of this as I have spoken with her about the comment. Also know that it is not from any of you that has been his support from day one. I am confident that he will open it up again for comments, Thank you for your support and understanding.
Just the Mom