I can not believe it but my oldest son, Michael called me tonight from West Virgina to say that he thinks he needs to join the military to be able to have ends meet! I am beyond heartsick! What could he be thinking! The military now ... a nice healthy boy-man like him is a perfect candidate to send off to war! A war for what?! Oil! That war has not been worth one life we have spent there! What mother would rejoice at the thought of her child heading to war? Or be thinking of joining the military in a time of war?
Who said life would be easy? He and his girlfriend, three children between them are having a tough time. I honestly do not know anyone in my circle of friends and acquaintances that is not having a difficult time making ends meet and surviving this tough economy. ( Oh wait, I do have one friend who is not struggling but good for he/she. ) What do I say to him? How do I say it? I did not cry over his crib when he was born so sick to see him go off to a needless, lied to about war. God bless the soldiers there now and bring them home soon. Shame on Bush for getting us there and shame on all of us for allowing things to progress this far! I do not want to have this happen! What do I say to him? Yes, I know it is his life but I gave him that life and I can not bear to see him loose or waste it! What do I say and how do I feel from here?
In great angst tonight, Lois