Interstellar Adventures

April 30, 2007

Send Prayers

Filed under: Family & Friends — by InterstellarLass @ 11:03 pm

I got a call from my mom tonight. In two weeks, we’re going to Missouri for a send off. My cousin is going to Iraq. We’ve known it was a possibility for some time. He joined the Marines two years ago. Between boot camp and additional training classes, we’ve known for some time that it was pretty much any day now when he’d be deployed.

He’s my aunt’s only child. She was a single mom from the time he was a baby until he was 12. She sacrificed a lot for him, making ends meet, just barely. He is her world.

I know that families sacrifice the same every day – sending sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers. You know it’s hard. But you don’t know just how hard until it hits home. I’m scared for him and my aunt, for my family.

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