Thursday, November 5, 2009

WAKE UP CALL

Today is the day that should shake, rattle and roll the bones of all you Americans out there.

I am slightly, ok maybe greatly, irritated with most opinions.

Don't get me wrong, today's attack was horrific. Absolutely terrible, but what I want you to look at is WHY.

Why did this man, an officer in our military feel he had to kill to get out of a deployment? Could it be because we have neglected our military so much that most have to be deployed a year and come home for 6-9 months only to go back for another year and so forth. Come on now. We are doing our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airman an injustice. Now is the time to stand up and say hey look, we need MORE military. The burden is far to great. It is not even right to send these guys over there continuously. So not cool.

Now, being a military wife I see it everyday service members coming and going. They see more stinking sand than they do of their children. Is that what we are teaching this next generation?

I am quite agitated with today's true cry for help. Because clearly that is what happened. Nobody listened when he said he could not go again. Nobody cared when he felt he needed family time. Nobody cared if he needed to go to school. NOPE!!! He was viewed as a vessel or craft. Basically told to shut up, pack your bags and get on the plane or go to jail. He chose to die and take the violence out wrongly. Yes, it was a huge mistake, but don't just brush this off. Take heart that we as Americans need to use our voices and say enough is enough. Add more troops, soldiers or get the heck out of dodge!

Being a soldier can feel so helpless because you are told where to go, when to go and then if you complain or whine or create an excuse they see it as if you are selfish. Well take a look now. What if this is the first snowball? Who will throw the next one? Will it be at our base? Will it be in your hometown? Something has got to be done and it needs to happen very quickly.

Do you all believe in preventative maintenance on your car? You know change the oil, check the fluids, rotate the tires? Yes. Is your answer yes? Because if it is then you know that in order to get the full potential out of something you must nurture it and take care of it. This goes with soldiers as well. They need to be taken care of, cleaned up, refueled, polished and rejuvenated. But we are not allowing them the opportunity to do so. Just when they get home and get readjusted they get hit with another (@^$ deployment. Come on USA. Lets use this as our wake up call or Engine light and take our car or troops in for some Preventative maintenance.

What do you say? Are you with me?

Fort Hood, we love you and we are behind you. We are pulling and pushing for help. Blessings and love surround you as you walk through this tragedy with new, clear eyes on your future.

God Bless America and God Bless the defense department

1 comments:

LBDDiaries said...

Yep, with you all the way. You said it just right, too. We're cutting back on the wrong things and wearing our soldiers out. Stepson is on 3 deployment and he's burned out.