Monday, November 21, 2011

A Soldiers Christmas

This weekend the kids and I sat down to write their Christmas lists.

My 9 year old son had a very short list.

I asked him why that is and what he said broke my heart.

He said "there is one thing I REALLY want but I know I won't get it"

When I asked what that is he said "for dad to come home".

Now I knew the holidays would be hard for us this year.

What I didn't know was exactly how hard.

Of all the things that hurt, watching my kids hurt is the worst.

I know it is hard for us and that got me thinking about my husband and the other members of our military who won't be here for Christmas.

I know that many of them won't admit it but I am sure it's even harder for them.

My kids and I have each other but my husband will be all alone.

Another family and I are sending a box of decorations to our guys and hopefully that will lift their moods a little during this hard time.

A lot of people have asked me what they can do for me.

If you are one of the few who want to help please email me at AJellyBean83(at)yahoo(dot)com

I would love it if we could get together a bunch of cards and letters to send to my husbands unit.

Thank you all who have left me so many kind words during this tough time.

This is a song says exactly what my kids are going through right now.



chambanachik said...

:( My heart hurts for you, reading this. I hope you all still manage to have a good holiday, and that you get the Christmas present you want most as soon as possible!

KERRY said...

Aww that poor little guy, I felt so sad for him when I read this. I wish your kids had their daddy home for the holidays too :(
I hope he gets home to you all safe and SOON!!