Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Because It Is So Easy To Forget

Having recently learned that my eldest brother will most likely be heading back to Iraq this winter, it’s fair to say that I can’t think of much else.

What I do manage to wonder, however, is how quickly the media has moved its daily focus away from our service men and women overseas to the political soap opera playing out on our national stage. It just seems like the campaigning has been going on for too long and, even when someone does win something, have any of us really won?

This is not a political blog. This is a blog about parenting.

My eldest brother is a father of four, and my middle brother is a father of three. They both have been deployed and both families have certainly endured the strain. Yes, this is the life they have both chosen, but so have countless others and they all need to be kept in our thoughts.

A great way to do this is by visiting a terrific site dedicated to those wounded in combat. The world they know will forever be changed, as will their place in it. If you want to make a donation to the cause, or just find out some information that is truly newsworthy, please visit:

Special thanks to for bringing this to the public.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Christine, It is so easy to forget. I try to thank every soldier and vet that I see of their service to our country. It is such a sacrifice to leave your family. A special Thank You to your brothers and your family for their sacrifice. I know that it is hard to think about them leaving. Another great website is, it provides care packages to troops of your choice in any branch of the military. God Bless Our Troops.