When I was 9, my father was diagnosed with cancer, and it was terminal. My mom took it very hard, plus here she was with 7 kids to take care of at the time, and virtually no savings or life insurance to help. But thanks to her and the grace of God, we somehow pulled through those hard times. And mom went on to be happily married to a wonderful new man with more children.
I hope you can play Rodney Atkins’ “If You’re Going Through Hell” for my mom because whenever I hear those lyrics I think of her miraculous efforts to keep us kids happy and fed!
I would like to send out a long distance request to our only child, Tyler, with the U.S. Marines. After Tyler graduated high school in 2008, he earned a degree at diesel tech school and then promptly enlisted! That was a brave decision on his part, and we were very proud. We watched him go off to boot camp in San Diego, followed by his first deployment to Japan where his unit was involved in the clean up after the horrible earthquake and tsunami.
After a year there, it was back to California for just two weeks before Tyler received orders for deployment to Afghanistan on April 26th. We’re not certain when we will see him next.
Brad Paisley’s "Anything Like Me" is such a fitting song for my husband and son with all their similarities. It fits so many father/son relationships. So, if you would, please send this out for not only my son in Afghanistan but also his dad, Lyle, here at home. Since Tyler’s been gone, that song always makes me cry! God bless
Hartford City, IN