In Iraq for 365

About my experiences in Iraq... the frustrations, the missions and this country... and the journey home

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

War mother

Today, I was reminded of a family gathering before I left for Iraq. All my aunts and uncles were scrunched in my parent’s medium sized living room. The cousins spilled into the kitchen. Nobody talked about Iraq or politics; we just laughed and reminisced about how much of a pooper my brother and I were growing up. Then, it came time for everybody to leave. And to my surprise, mother asked our guests to join her in prayer. All 20 something of my family members formed a circle around me. They laid hands upon me and mother prayed. It would be the first time I could sense or feel her anxiety. As she spoke, tears fell from her bright blue eyes and her voice trembled as if she were at a funeral. But mom was strong and she finished the prayer. It was a dramatic moment I hope I never experience again. To feel my mother’s sadness was more difficult than the task ahead (Iraq).

Nobody feels a war more than the mother of a soldier. Kbug gives us a chance to understand.

3 Comments:

At 8:20 PM, Blogger strykeraunt said...

Your's and Kbugs post brought back memories of very difficult moments. Even though those times are emotional to remember they are also something that I never want to forget.

When my sister's youngest son deployed, her eldest soldier son told her to be strong because there is nothing worse for a soldier than worrying about family who are worrying about him. My sister took his words to heart and stayed strong throughout both sons deployments. I suspect that your mother also kept the same stance. I remember you talking about meeting up with your parents after you redeployed; and while I was very happy you were home...I was also soooo happy for them!!

I read Kbugs blog. While I know that there will be some rough times ahead, I am pretty confident that she will remain strong too.

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger JUST A MOM said...

OH Smink Why did ya go there. Thanks for the hook up, I'll go catch up. Hope your having a nice holiday so far.

 
At 9:07 PM, Blogger DEANBERRY said...

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