Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wow, When Life Hands You Lemons.....

I was in the middle of posting a blog about my excited-ness over Tales from the Scales when a call interuppted it. So I'll post that blog tomorrow.

My Tiger is very worried today. Most of you know that he is an ex-Marine. Ok, I don't know the proper term for this because he always says, "Once a Marine, always a Marine."

He's a 3 time veteran for the Iraq War. Not bad for a 26 year old man huh? He was released in May of 2006. However, you are considered in-active duty for the next 4 years after that. So he can be called back up until 2010.

A buddy of his called him first thing this morning to tell him that 3 guys from his company, 3 guys that walked away from the Marines on the same day he did, were called back to duty for another year. All of these men have done 3 tours, were released, and have started their own families back home for over a year now. And now in two weeks, they will report back to Iraq.

I know I said I wouldn't posts much on my thoughts on the war.........but it BREAKS MY HEART.
Why can't these men just be left alone to be with their families?

The news said that by next summer, Bush would return 30,000 troops back to their bases/homes/ect. So, then WHY are we sending more over there? I don't get it. I really don't.

All Marines goes by job numbers. The guys called back yesterday were 0311's. My Tiger is an 0331. Not very far off huh?

God, please don't make my Tiger go back there. Ladies, just pray he gets to stay right where he's at. His life is together now. He's got a job, he's got us, he's going to school. Pray my family is not torn apart..........

8 comments:

My Wonderful Men... said...

I will pray he stay here, he has done his time. God bless him for that time he gave to his country and all of us, but he needs to let someone else step up to the plate.
Keeping Tiger and you in prayer.

Mimi's Toes said...

I can only imagine how devistated you are. We serve a great big God and I will call out Tiger's name and believe with you and everyone else that he won't be sent back. Please thank him from me for the time he did serve...I really appreciate it. Stay strong and keep the faith...

Crooked Eyebrow said...

Oh goodness! None of that makes sense. I'll hope and pray you all stay together for sure!

Thanks Tiger Man!

Crooked Eyebrow said...

Hang in there chicky!

Peant Butter and Jelly Boats said...

I'll put him on my prayer list right away.

Thank him for me, for serving our country.

chrissy said...

Praying as I type and continuing!! God is in Control!!

Ann(ie) said...

Breaks my heart, too. =(

I'm praying, girl. xo.

Mama Bear June said...

Welcome to the Tales from the Scales challenge - and happy anniversary to you and your daughter. :-)

It sounds like until 2010, you will not have any guarantees about your Marine staying home. And the Marines know that going in when they sign up. They are committing themselves to their country. As much as I know it's VERY difficult for families to be separated (my husband was in the AF for 22 years), our country needs our soldiers during war. And our country needs to finish the war in a way that will not further endanger AMERICA. We do have a BIG stake in the outcome of this war.

I have a son with a life threatening illness, so I know how easy it is to pray for things the way WE want them. But then I remember the prayer of Jesus in the garden; "Not MY will, but THINE!" Considering what He was facing at the time, I fall flat on my face and realize I can pray that for my family, too. It's HARD, but God is faithful.

I will be praying that the Lord's will be done and if your Tiger is called back, I will be praying a hedge of protection around him and his family. Sending cyber hugs and prayers to all of you.
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