November 27, 2004

"A Father's Farewell"

I cannot imagine the gut-wrenching sadness of writing my own child's obituary. In a perfect world, no parent would ever be placed in the position of burying a child.

Today, on the Federalist Patriot site we see a father doing exactly that, and doing so in a powerful, personal, and touching way.

"My son, the soldier, comes home for good.

At last report he had left Iraq and was waiting a flight in Kuwait. With luck he will be in Germany today and then on to Texas. By the way, he is called "remains" but I know better. He is my son.

I want to tell you about him. Not because he is so great a guy - although I think so, but because he represents the thousands of sons and daughters America is sending to far away places to secure our peace and our liberties at home."

Retired Colonel Tom Sims, a grieving yet proud and realistic father, saw his son through the eyes not only of a parent, but of a fellow warrior, and articulates this with an honesty and a love no one but a father can feel.

This is a better country for having know both father and son.

Posted by Mamamontezz at November 27, 2004 01:44 AM

What a country we live in .
That brings a tear to my eye this Am.
We can not forget the sacrifice of these people.
When I look at my 10 ,month old I cant imagine having to write that piece.
Great post Mamma

Posted by: LC NeilV at November 27, 2004 06:28 AM

I wasn't ready for the rollercoaster ride but took it anyway. Great post Mama.

Posted by: Jack at November 27, 2004 06:57 PM
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