posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 05:40 PM
My son just left with his friend, a 20 year old soldier, on a road trip to the base where he will finish his training in preparation to go to the
I have known this boy for years, and he has been to my home many times, and even dated my daughter for awhile.
I worked with him at the same restaurant for a time and he was one of the hardest, dedicated workers on staff.
His first love, football, was shot down as a career for him, despite a full scholarship, when during the championship senior game he broke his leg on
the field..not once but twice. After his leg broke, he still tried to get up and get the ball, breaking his leg a second time.
Strong of body, and mind.
I love this kid..he's one of the best friends my family has had.
What I don't like, is the feeling I have, that I just said goodbye to him..for good.
I don't want to think like that at all.He's young, engaged..just starting his life and hoping for a bright future.
I just can't get it out of my head that he is starting it with a gun in his hand.
He is training with every tactical weapon and will be placed in the most volatile destination. Canadians are peacekeepers yes..but still get shot at,
wounded, and worse.
I can't understand how those with loved ones in the military do this. How do you say goodbye not knowing for how long or if you will see loved ones
When I see him again I want it to be his wedding day..not his funeral.
I have tried to justify in my mind many things about this war..but cannot anymore.
Enough is enough.
Clean up the mess and get out. Now.
Mothers have lost enough children on both sides...and there is no winner, only losers.