Wednesday, October 03, 2007

heroes

One of the things I appreciate most about the blogosphere is the genuine support and love we choose to show each other, from the small and complicated parenting dilemmas to illnesses, relationships, and more.

And sometimes that more is more than any of us could imagine. Jenn recently lost someone, a man who was bravely fighting in Iraq in a war that most of us cannot understand. I may disagree fiercely about this war but I never for a minute forget that many brave men and women are carrying out the will of the US Administration with as much honor and integrity as possible and it's this work that is ultimately costing them their lives.

Today I ask you to go and visit Jenn and help me support her and her family as they come to terms with the most shocking loss of all. She's asking for our support by way of comments, tangible words she can share with her family and friends.

Heroes. It's a concept we discuss and debate, each has our own example and idea of what defines it. But for me, it's simple. To stand bravely in the face of adversity because you believe you are doing the right thing. Sgt. Matthew Blaskowski stood bravely and it cost him his life. And now his parents will stand bravely while they bury their son.

To the Blaskowski family and friends, I stand shoulder to shoulder with you in hope and anticipation of a world without war and peace for this great and tragic earth.

17 comments:

Casdok said...

Yes heres to a world with out war.

Christine said...

this whole thing is so sad. breaks my heart thinking of jenn and her family.

BOSSY said...

Augh.

Jenn said...

Jen,

Thank you.

You rock, dude.

Jenn

Tabba said...

Yes.
I made my way over there last night to offer my condolences...

I cannot get that, Jen. That mentality that people who are "for" the war against those of us who are not "for" it. The only card they have to play is that since we disagree with the war, we must therefore, not support the men and women who are in it.
In my mind that is such faulty logic and quite frankly, it angers me.
Disagree with the Administration and their decisions in regards to Iraq?
Yes.
Not support the men and women who are fighting it?
Um, hellz no. They have my unwavering support.

I just don't get it.
It is all so senseless and my heart goes out to these losses.

Kyla said...

Yes.

I graduated from high school in a class of 27, I believe, and roughly 3 years ago one of my classmates died fighting over there. Right now I am twenty four, so he was just a baby when he gave his life. I always think of him when I hear of fallen heroes.

mitzh said...

I too, despise all the war that is happening all over the world. Such a waste and so much pain and so many hearts are being broken.

And all those people who willingly go there to fight for a better world is truly a hero that deserve our utmost respect.

crazymumma said...

No one deserves having to bury their child.

My condolences to that family.

Lawyer Mama said...

I can't even imagine such a loss.....

Magpie said...

Tragic.

Ally said...

Yes. Yes.

mamatulip said...

Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

I want a world without war more than anything.

urban-urchin said...

it is so immeasurably sad, the cost of this war.

ewe are here said...

I'm adamently opposed to the Iraq war/fiasco, but I support our troops fiercely. Not least because my cousin is over there as I type.

flutter said...

Thank you jen

Momish said...

Beautifuly said, and I couldn't agree more. How heartbreaking...

Jenny said...

Terrible. I don't have to words but I'll share my sympathy in a pain I don't even want to imagine.