I write this post with a heavy heart.
My very close friend Private Caleb Sanderson is leaving this Sunday to go to Georgia for 15 months. Then he is off to Iraq to the frontlines of the fighting. He has been home on leave for the past three weeks and it has been wonderful having him here.
As you all know, I have been a very strong supporter for the war and the work we are doing in the Middle East every since it started. But as I consider him leaving, part of me desires nothing more than this whole war to be over. I now know how family members of soldiers feel.
This does not mean however that I am against the war. As I have told Caleb many times, I am so proud of him for serving our country and putting his life on the line to preserve my freedom! He is my hero. But that doesn’t lessen the pain of him leaving.
So for now, I sit in contemplation while periodically wiping the tears from my eyes. I will miss him greatly. But I understand the need for these brave men and women to fight.
Please keep him and all the other soldiers in your prayers. They need it more than we know.