May 11, 2013

Focus on Life - Week 19: HOPE


Our prompt for week 19 of the 
 
HOPE
 
 
This week my mind kept turning to today.
 
 Today's an anniversary. Not the good kind.
 
Tears were there many times before I could stop them; so they just fell. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You're thought of every day sweetie,....by more people than you could probably ever imagine. 
 
 
Wade - Thanksgiving 2009 - Hindman Cabin, Nutrioso, AZ.
 
 
Your selfless actions and those of your fellow Marines are appreciated beyond what many of us can express.
 
 
Today's a reminder that because of the actions of others I have HOPE in my life for a Peaceful tomorrow.
 
 
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and HOPE
 
~Shel~
 
 

30 comments:

  1. There is nothing I can type other than thank you.

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  2. Shel your post made me shiver. Thanx for sharing your sorrow with us. I can only hope the sentiment you expresses in your post is appreciated by others. A peaceful world is something we should all hope for so that no more lives are lost to war.

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    1. Thank you Becky. It would indeed be wonderful to have no more loss of live, anywhere in the world, due to war. That's a big hope,.....but one I shall always look to.

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. What an amazing young man. I feel so badly for the men and women who have lost their lives or become disabled due to war. And I also feel so deeply for the family and friends of those same men and women. It must be so hard to have a loved one serve in a war-torn area.

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    1. Thank you Diane. It is difficult to have family and loved ones serving in certain arreas of our world - that's for sure.

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  4. Oh my. Heartbreak and pride in one emotion too big for words. And when I look at his face, it is so filled with hope. However you make it through is beyond me.

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    1. Thank you Paula! I know what you mean, 'heartbreak and pride in one emotion too big for words' - that's so true.

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  5. So sorry... I think most wars are so pointless, I guess I will never understand why people can't get along.

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    1. Thank you. I sometimes think wars are pointless, too and I so wish we could all just find a way to accept each other and stop hurting one another. That's the peace that I Hope for someday.

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  6. What a hard post this must have been for you Shel. Thank you for sharing this brave young man with us. Your hope is mine as well for a peaceful tomorrow.

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  7. My son wears one of those bracelets in memory of someone who died in his unit. May none ever be made again. And we have hope. Thanks for sharing. You have my love and my tears.

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    1. Thank you very much Beti! It's never easy for any of our military when they loose their 'brothers' (or their 'sisters'). I think I saw in one of your posts not long ago where your son came home for a visit - that's an amazing feelin isn't it?! One of my nephews just returned from Afghanistan a couple of weeks back,...it was heaven for his wife and little kiddos! (and all of us, too!!)

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  8. It is people like Wade that give all of us hope for the future, and hope for peace.

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  9. What a handsome young man with such a lovely smile. I am so sorry for your loss and continued pain. Hugs. We are blessed to have young men and women who put themselves in harm's way to protect us. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Janet. Yes, we are blessed by the men and woman who sacrifice so much for us and their families who sacrifice as well.

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  10. So sorry, my heart drops whenever I hear about the loss of a soldier as my husband served and is no longer in the service and my currently serves now. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Adrienne. And Thank you to your husband and family for their service - it means so much to all of us and sometimes we forget to say it!!

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  11. May his sacrifice provide us all a better world to live in tomorrow.

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  12. Oh Shel, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing this hope. That brave, brave, instinct that had Willy act (well be there in the first place too) I hope we all have some of that in us. I hope that we can find a way towards peace. Thank you for your service Willy.

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  13. There is nothing more amazing then freedom and those that sacrifice their lives so we can continue to live in freedom. no other words for it than thank you ... a million times

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  14. I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that expresses my thanks to the men and women who sacrifice their lives protecting us and I also hope for peace each day.

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  15. What a lovely picture of your son- he looks like such a sweetie. I also hope for a peaceful future- this is so very sad...

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    1. Although Wade wasn't my son, we did consider him 'Family' and he was indeed a very wonderful young man. We miss him every day!

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