When a soldier comes home..... - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 04-02-2009, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 22,258
• Horses: 0
When a soldier comes home.....

I thought I would share this with all of you. I am a very proud American and even though I don't agree with many things that my government does, I still am very proud to be American. I don't agree with a 10 year war in Iraq and Afganistan over something that should have been finished when Saddam was killed and should have never involved innocent people (though war never makes that distinction), I completely support the people who are over there fighting every day. Many of them are only fighting to come home safe and keep their brothers and sisters in arms safe. They are only there because they are trying to help the innocent people there and because they are following orders that told them that they had to go. My friend with the Highway Patrol sent me this and I cried. I had to share.

This email is being circulated around-the-world - please keep it going

When a soldier comes home, he or she finds it hard....

...to listen to his son whine about being bored.

....to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.

to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.

...to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's sleep.

..to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.

...to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.

..to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.

...to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.

...to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.

...to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.

...to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.

...to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.
smrobs is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 04-02-2009, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 22,258
• Horses: 0

...to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.

...to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.

The only thing harder than being a Soldier..

Is loving one.

smrobs is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 04-02-2009, 09:19 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 520
• Horses: 0
wanderlust is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 04-02-2009, 02:48 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 83
• Horses: 2
Isn't that the truth!!!! I needed that reminder again because I have had such a horrible past couple of months and I complain to my husband who is in the Marine Corps and has been deployed to Iraq so I know he has been through worse!

I feel terrible for all these men and women that get sent over there :( None of them should have to be over there. I am so thankful for them though and envious that they risk theyre lives for all of us! I'm so proud of my husband and what he does!
Draven is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
He is Home:) YAY Simba Other Pets 2 01-05-2009 09:47 PM
Mustang needs a home wildhorsemoon Horses for Sale 0 09-12-2008 01:06 PM
He is home... FGRanch Horse Pictures 17 03-23-2008 11:52 PM
Home from the vet nitrors4 Horse Health 10 04-13-2007 04:36 PM
American Soldier? MyPersonalJester Horse Talk 1 03-14-2007 11:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome