Thursday, June 3, 2010

Day 167

Mom – Day 167

Yesterday was tough. It was hard to hear Zach talk about his experience, something he will never forget – unfortunately. I kept on thinking about Zach and what he was thinking about – the blood of his fallen comrade that was on his hands and uniform; or what he thought about when he laid down to sleep, or maybe he couldn’t sleep; the anger he must have felt, feeling helpless; the frustration of not being able to go after the enemy that hurt his friend; and I also think that Zach must feel alone not having his team leader and friend there next to him. Things seem to be getting worse, the intensity of the fighting from the Taliban, the “Rules of Engagement” that favor the enemy and not our military, and the fact that summer is here and the Taliban is more active during this time. The summer will be difficult, but everything is one day at a time.

I love you Zach

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