November 9, 2010

It's Not Fair

(From left: My husband Sky, my brother Andy, and my dad John-and my brother tying his boots the morning he left for Afghanistan)

"What happened, and what might have happened?" 

I've been thinking a lot lately about how life isn't fair; how bad things happen to good people, or how people get less than what they deserve. I have been angry and bitter about it lately, if I'm honest about it. There are so many things that don't add up and feel uncalled for and unexplainable.

But then I made this picture for my profile picture on Facebook, like a lot of military family members have done. I thought about how lucky I am that my dad never had to fight in a war. I thought about how incredible it is that I had a brother and boyfriend (now husband) in a horrible part of Afghanistan were people died from IEDs and other attacks, but they came home without a scratch. Some people I know personally, and others from their blogs or all-too-frequent news stories- but it seems to me that not a week goes by that I don't hear about more casualties or life-changing injuries. Those soldiers, and the hundreds of people in each of their lives, do not deserve these things. But they swallow their fear and they do a job and oftentimes, there is a price that is paid.

So I count my blessings today that none of my deepest fears came true when I had two people I loved in a scary war. I am grateful that they are home and safe. I am thankful that I don't have graves to visit or people to weep for. There are rough parts of life, but this is one- such a big one-where God has been merciful.

Early Happy Veteran's Day.

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1 kind comments from you:

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

You're so right! Life isn't fair and I can attest to that better than most but knowing the things that have already happened in Mr. Superman's first 50 days, and all the close calls, I know we've been blessed.

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