One of the reasons I started blogging was because my online friends who scrapped started blogging to share photos and pages. These two pages are the first that I have ever posted here. I am doing my son's photos from his deployment in Iraq last winter. I try to keep my journaling neutral and non-son-embarrassing as possible. Both of these pages do reveal my views on what is happening in Iraq today. I didn't state them on the page, but this is what I felt when I did them. Comparisons is my son at eight with a toy rifle and him at 23 with the real thing. He chose the military without his parents urging. We are a military family so we are proud and honored he is serving. He serves his country and does his duty. He and every other military person serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are doing this country proud. It is time for the Administration and Congress to do us proud and find a way to help to get these countries back on their feet politically and economically without agenda and ideological biases. I am tired of other women's children dying. I am tired of Iraqi and Afghan Fathers, Mothers, Sons and Daughter dying.
Outside the Wire are photos of about twenty Marines getting ready to move out to a Forward Operating Base at dusk last February. Those young men, you want a reference? Look at the picture of my son again. Those young men were going out to some remote location in Anbar province to put their lives on the line. Count those marines. There is a strong probability that at least two of them are now dead and several more are wounded. I am crying now, I am angry and I don't know how any of this is going to change, but it has to change. This war is killing our national soul as well as our children. Who is going to make a difference?