Wednesday, September 28, 2005

HELLO? This is Reality calling.

I just had a very sobering experience.  I was eaves dropping on a conversation my son Zack was having with someone over the phone.  He was explaining that he had a job, and that he just wasn't interested at the moment.  When he hung up I asked if it was Blair College, who can't seem to accept 'no' for an answer. 

It was the Marine recruiter.

Zack and I have talked about him and the military before.  He signed up for the selective service upon his 18th birthday, but he wasn't ready to enlist yet.  He would if it were really needed.  It has always been his intention to serve in the military in some capacity.  If and when he is ready, he will make an awesome Soldier, or Marine, or Airman or Sailor... or what ever he decides to become.

But not now, not yet.  My reasoning is purely selfish.  I could not bear to have another son go to war.  Knowing that our country is already asking that of him was like ice against my heart.

Please, not now.  Not yet.

13 comments:

cdittric77 said...

Let's pray not, but God's will be done!

swmpgrly said...

yikes no 1 son is enough for now.

heathyrxmarie said...

((((((Dorn))))))))  
Hugs,
xoxxo
Heather

globetrotter2u said...

I'm glad you're on top of things, even if it means eavesdropping.
No way should you have to endure more than you've already been called to do.
Maryanne

gdireneoe said...

Oh hon'...((((((hugs upon hugs...hugs upon hugs)))))) ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

princesssaurora said...

I am with you...one is enough.  Not now....

Prayers coming...

Be well,
Dawn

lacaza3 said...

I understand I would feel the same way..
Donna In TEXAS

jckfrstross said...

I don't blame you one bit

Deb

rjet33 said...

Sheesh!  I could not handle a second one either Jody!  Not sure I could handle the first.  You are doing well to do that.  I only have the one son.

Love and prayers for Gabe!~
Susan
http://journals.aol.com/rjet33/CountryLivingSouthernStyle

sdoscher458 said...

I wouls not be happy either....it would be far too much...((Dorn))  Sandi

purplectigger said...

I agree not yet. That would just be to much. It will when he's ready. Let mom worry about one son at a time.
Hugs, R.C.

hestiahomeschool said...

I burst out in tears when I read this. If you need to hogtie that boy to keep him home for awhile, then do it.  No mother should have to endure more than one child at war!!!

sunnyside46 said...

oh noo
marti