Thursday, July 17, 2008

Perspective


My dad sent this to me today and it put things in perspective...sure I'm going through the stress of moving, but look at this guy...Oh, the things I take for granted-
" this Army soldier in Iraq with his tiny 'plot' of grass in front of his tent. Here is a soldier stationed in Iraq , stationed in a big sand box. He asked his wife to send him dirt (U.S.soil), fertilizer, and some grass seed so that he can have the sweet aroma, and feel the grass grow beneath his feet. When the men of the squadron have a mission the they are going on, they take turns walking through the grass and the American soil..." We have so much to be thankful for-God is so good, all the time.

14 comments:

HOPE said...

I've had this sent to me countless times..but I almost cry each time! I love it! Isn't it amazing the things we take for granted...no complaining about mowing the grass at our house! ;)

thanks for sharing this Heather...

it reminds us of our men over there and where their hearts are..HOME and also their mission for a great cause..HOME for others too.

Mishel said...

Wow! A picture says a thousand words...

Thanks for sharing this!

Pam--in Jerusalem said...
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Mrs.Vicki said...

Thats very touching, a picture speaks a thousand words. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed seeing your sweet family.

Jenny P. said...
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Happymama said...

What a precious picture! It's kind of bitter sweet. I can imagine the soldiers desiring to stand on American soil before going on a mission. I suppose it is a great reminder of why they are over there. To protect the land they love.

Thanks for sharing.

~Kristi

missy said...

How unbelievably touching! Thanks for sharing that, it makes me realize (once again!) how I take SO much for granted.

Tori said...

That is incredible! Wow, the sacrifice they make for our freedom, Bless them all!

Jenny P. said...

Heather this came at the right time, and yes I did cry. I am reminded that God is so good and I am truely blessed. Thank you.

Tiffany said...

Wow the things we take for granite. That grass looks great!! Today Im going to go sit in the grass with my toes pressed in and pray for all those men and women in the Sandy spot.

Tiffany said...

When you get a chance come by my blog I tagged you for a meme.

A Note From Theresa said...

I just got caught up on all the post I missed.

I hope the move goes smoothly, and I JUST LOVED the song your sweet daughter sang, SO CUTE!

Steve n Vickie said...

Thought I'ld check in and see how every thing is going. I'm sure you're swamped but I just wanted you to know I've been thinking of you and hope all is well. Praying for you.
Vickie

Steve n Vickie said...

Thought I'ld check in and see how every thing is going. I'm sure you're swamped but I just wanted you to know I've been thinking of you and hope all is well. Praying for you.
Vickie