ORN: Zero, the middle of two week rest period
Long-time readers of this blog (both of them) may remember our oldest son, David, is currently on his second tour of duty as an Army Medic in Iraq. He's in a Baghdad-based transportation company which means he goes out on convoys regularly, serving other Army bases in and around Baghdad. He's the medic on the convoy, meaning he's the first guy to stabalize any injuries that happen while on the roads.
As I listened to the debate in Washington this week about our presence in Iraq and in Baghdad in particular, a wave of emotions came over me. Can't even begin to describe it but I did feel distant from David, really wanting to talk to him or have some contact. Imagine then my joy when he emailed this photo to his wife Susan and us about 30 minutes ago.
David is on the left. These four guys spend their time in a truck. A "Band of Brothers"? Yeah, probably. I'm thrilled to see them smiling. I'm thrilled to see them wearing their flack vests.
Smile with me. Thanks for your prayers for David and all our soldiers.
Persevere. David sure is.