War is not like a hollywood blockbuster. A soldier is not an action hero. Outside the statistics and the news-worthy portrayals, there are deeply personal issues that most of us don’t see.
Filmed on Mother’s Day 2005, the video shows a mother’s farewell as she returns to the Middle East after a brief R&R with her family. Note the only time Elijah refused to give his mother a kiss—a “goodbye” kiss; for the last time we said goodbye, our lives became engulfed with loneliness, anxieties, anger, and nightmares for my children. I couldn’t imagine how especially hard it was for my wife to leave her children whom she, just months ago, were carrying in her womb for nine months…
…but whatever it is that doesn’t kill us, will make us stronger.
LINK UPDATE (8/29/09):
FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT MY “IMPRESSIVE” WIFE, CHECK OUT MY OLD POST “AT-HOME ON VALENTINES .” SUPPORT THE TROOPS.
….the war is not their fault.