August 6, 2011

As Angels Take Flight in Afghanistan

I did a photo shoot yesterday of me in the dress and planned on sharing it with you today, but with the news of 31 Special Operations soldiers killed in Afghanistan today, I just can't share something this trivial. It will have to wait.
I am the mother of a Special Operations Army Ranger. My son is no longer enlisted, but I still remember what it feels like to wait for news...the official car...the knock on the door. It is horrific. My thoughts and prayers are with so many people right now, families, soldiers, friends...

Some days, like today, my adventures as Sassy Lassie seem so insignificant, trite and foolish. Please join me in honoring these men, their families and loved ones who give so much.


  1. When I read the new this morning, my heart immediately had a lump. So hard for all the families and fellow Rangers to get this news. Thank you Ranger Angels for your service and ultimate sacrifice.

  2. I have to correct myself after reading an update -

    The Angels were SEALS and AF, not Rangers. No matter - it's still a tragedy.

  3. Blessings and loving prayer's going out to these families who will now have to show as much bravery as did their loved ones...:( OXOX

  4. Richard GordineerAugust 6, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    I enjoy all your post's on FB I especially appreciate this post and commend your decision to replace your photos with this, I am the father of a Marine Corps Corporal that arrived back on May 1st from his 3rd deployment and this was his second time in Afghanistan. I relate with the nagging fears of "THE KNOCK ON THE DOOR" or "THE PHONE CALL" and I weep for all the families of all our service members that have given the ultimate and or return as "DAMAGED GOODS" the humane tole of the present operations are staggering and we need to constantly lift up these heroes and families in prayer! Thank You and God Bless!

  5. This is so tragic and thank you for reminding us what is important.

  6. In any way i feel with you and all the families who are involved. My eldest daughter (22) is in the German army (police section) and is preparing to go to Afghanistan next year. I sweare, it is horrible even to think at that time! God bless all soldiers and their families and I am thinking and praying for them and their families every day.


I appreciate each and every one of your comments. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me.


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