Tuesday, May 3, 2011

more for me than you...

Wow, what a crazy week it's been huh?  I'm not going to talk about anything y'all haven't heard 1000 times this week, but part of the reason I have this blog is so that I have a record of events in my life.  I want to look back and remember how I felt about things at the time they were happening.  This is one of those times.

In the week that I have been back in Japan, there have been devastating tornadoes in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a beautiful celebration of love in the Royal Wedding and then the announcement that Osama bin Laden has been killed.  Talk about a roller coaster of a week!  Such emotional highs and lows, one right after the other.

After the announcement was made about bin Laden, I had to make my self stop opening my facebook page and turn off the news.  The celebrations I was witnessing were making me nauseous!  I read a blog post by a fellow milspouse today that expressed my feelings better than I ever could on my own.

"So why am I not rejoicing in this moment?...My friends spouse's are still there. My friends are still there. My friends children are still there. My fellow countrymen are still there. Still there preparing for the next days activities. Still there under fire from a really pissed off enemy."

If you'd like to read the whole post, you can do so here.


I've also been focusing on a Bible verse that I would like to remember when I think back to these days:

Ezekiel 33:11
As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people. I only want them to turn from their wicked ways so they can live. Turn! Turn from your wickedness, O people of Israel! Why should you die?

I'm going to turn the comments off on this post, like I said, this post is more for me than anyone else.