Tuesday, September 11, 2012
TDT #5 - September 11, 2012
Kevin's uniform and the combat patch he wears.
The homecoming pictures and goodbye pictures from deployments.
I haven't forgotten what happened 11 years ago. Our life is dramatically changed. It's hard to remember what life was like before that day. I know that my children don't live in a country where their homes are bombed or they are repressed. They don't worry about their physical safety daily due to the physical act of war in their country but they have lived most of their lives dealing with war.
When I think about all that they have endured I am sad, angry, hurt and so many other emotions. Sometimes I envy my friends who's kids have never had to worry about their parent's physical safety due to war. I wish they had a life where the only weapon their dad carried was one he went deer hunting with. We chose to continue this life after 9-11. We chose to endure this lifestyle. My kids have done well with it and we have no regrets. Because of what we have gone through as a result of what happened 11 years ago, we are stronger...as individuals, as a couple, as a family. We can't go back in time, we can't waste time wondering what might have been. The boys have grown up to be wonderful citizens, sacrificing in ways few can understand.
Click HERE to read my thoughts on 9-11 in previous years.