Monday, May 2, 2011


OK, So all the headlines are basically the same today, Osama Bin Laden is Dead. So how do we feel?

Then I start digging and reading all over the internet and I am reading way more negative reaction towards this news than I ever thought existed. People freaking out about all the jubilance and so called immaturity. But then I stop to digest it all for a minute and realize Wait a minute, less than 2% of you will ever don a uniform and pledge allegiance to the United States in a military position. No wonder there is so much negativity. They are clueless.

I am really sad that people feel like bashing our Armed Forces or the Commander In Chief today. I am really sad that people can not be happy we accomplished a major feat today. I am really sad people cannot celebrate without stupid comments. The lunatic has been hunted for far too long. There must be consequences for our actions and the wrongful actions of others. We can not maintain a peaceful world if we let everyone do it the way they want to do it. Could you image no speed limit, no stop signs, no street lights and no driver training? Just a free for all on the roads. Talk about a war zone. We would have so many dead people from accidents we would not have enough burial ground for all of them. So yes, you decide to be a jerk and kill 3000 people you must face the consequences. Sorry.

Today I am grateful and over joyed for those 3000+ families including all the Gold Star families as they can sleep tonight knowing that justice was served. That their family member did not die in vain. I also can be excited for the future of our wars as one of the biggest hurdles in completing these wars was successfully jumped yesterday. I am a military wife. I am a veteran. I am a military friend. I am a military sister. So today all of my friends are one step closer to coming home. Today all of my friends can be proud of their efforts. Today our country defeated a major enemy. I understand most of you do not know what it is to not know if your loved ones will walk through the front door or if that dreadful black vehicle will arrive at your house with news. But I say this, today is the day to celebrate our military. Today is the day to support our Intel officials. If we didn't stop him, who was going to?

Many people do not feel they were personally attacked so they do not feel that deep sense of loss or hurt that so many families have been dealing with the better part of 15+ years. Be happy for those families today.

We aim for prevention. You spray your house to prevent bugs. You mow your yard to prevent snakes. You wear a bike helmet to prevent head injury. You wear a seat belt to prevent major injury. Today we sprayed a bug, a big, ugly, hairy, intrusive, venom filled bug. Agree or disagree with me. That's your call. But today you have been given a gift from the "United States Military", what you chose to do with it is up to you. Until you don that uniform and walk into battle your opinion is just that, an opinion.

Today I stand with all those serving,  those who served, those who have given all and all the 9/11 survivors. You are amazing. Today I hope you run and jump with joy in the streets. Today I hope you smile from ear to ear. Today I hope you feel a little more relieved. Today is a GLORIOUS DAY in American history. Ignore all those people that have no clue what you feel or have endured.

To all my brothers and sisters still fighting the battle, keep up the good work. Persistence has proven itself today and you have an army of people loving and supporting your cause and your efforts. Go Forth young soldiers.


Haskins House Out!!