Wednesday, July 8, 2009
As I have listened these past 2 weeks to all of the homage, that this man, Michael Jackson has received. I must admit I have found some of it quite absurd...Yes, he was a talented man. But he was no hero...he was a song and dance man, with God given talents. Maybe, he sacrificed his freedom for fame and fortune. Sadly, that was his choice...but he was no hero.
There are many heroes who serve this Country with honor today. Their sacrifices are not proclaimed over Breaking News reports...Yet, they give unselfishly. No homage is paid to them...the ones who fight to keep our freedoms in this land that they love.
I would like to pay homage today to a soldier. His Dad is an RN at the Red Cross Center where I donate. He has done my medical evaluations more than once. Such a kind, soft spoken man...he is my favorite. I am always happy to hear him call on me.
Last year, someone had asked about his son and he proudly told us, that his son was in the military, serving in Iraq. I hadn't seen him since that day but when I went a couple weeks ago, he was there and I was blessed to have him care for me.
I noticed that he was wearing what looked like a P.O.W. bracelet (remember them back during the Viet Nam War?) So, I asked about it ...he explained that his son had been wounded in Iraq and he had them made, in his honor. So, as we were finishing up, I asked about his son. "How is he doing now?" He explained that his son would be retired out next month because he had suffered a head injury.
When I expressed my gratitude and pride for the sacrifice of his son. He choked up, trying to thank me. I then asked his son's name so that I could pray for him. When he finally spoke, he said that his name is Dominic.
This has touched my soul...I pray for Dominic and his Dad. And I know that God controls those who cross our paths. Some leave profound impressions, they change the way you look at life. Am I better for knowing this man? Oh, my yes! There are many more Dominic's out there. And we will never, hear of their trials. Their deaths, mean nothing except to the ones who loved them and had to let them go. They are unsung heroes...they fight for our freedoms, they stand for honor, courage and sacrifice. Please take time to pray for Dominic...he is a true hero.
Love to All
Posted by Trish at 7/08/2009 06:27:00 PM