Friday, January 12, 2007

good question

Before I get to the question that I was asked yesterday I have to tell about my great finds!

I ended up going to wal crap yesterday and I got some awesome material! I was so excited that I found some dragon fly material. Not just one type of material, but two different types! I had to buy it to make myself some quilts. I know, I know I swore I was going to use up the old material before I started buying new stuff, but I just could not help my self.

Nikki is so excited because she found out some awesome news yesterday. Nikki will be able to go back to Nicaragua this year. She also found out that they are going to try to get a trip to Japan for next year. Nikki has want to get to Japan for such a long time. Also next year both of the girls will be heading to Peru with a medical team! They won't be doing any medical stuff, but they will be painting and stocking shelves, and playing with the children. Three cheers for Nikki!

I also found a juicer, but oranges were $1.50 a pound! So I still have not gotten my fresh squeezed o.j. The homemade mac and cheese was gross, so I am still on the hunt for a good homemade mac and cheese.

I got an e mail yesterday asking me how I felt out the war and about the Presidents planes to increase our numbers in the middle east. I had to take some time to really think about this and here it goes.

Here is what I KNOW:

1. this is still a volunteer service

2. going to war is part of being in the military

3. God HAS blessed America

4. I know that our troops are doing the best they can with what they have.

5. I know that our troops are just following orders

6. I know that we are part of the most powerful nation, and with that come responsibility.

7. I know that without our men and women in uniform we would not live in a free country today.

Here is what I feel:

1. I feel in my heart that I want everyone to come home.

2. I do not want to get any more calls from our friends saying that they are cold and are sleeping in trucks.

3. I do not want to hear about our friends being shot at. Thank God for body armor

4. I feel that we should have gone into Iraq with the greatest number of troops and just kicked the shit out of them and then allowed the troops to come home.

5. I feel that we should let the people of the middle east just fight it out. There has never been peace in the middle east and I don't think that there ever will be.

6. I feel that we are not the worlds band aid.

So as a former military wife and now the wife of a veteran, I am still confuse. I want to kick the shit out of war protesters, but I know that my husband fought for their freedom of speech. I know that one day soon, I will hold all of our friends and that until they come home I will continue to support them.

War is something that  young men do and that old men talk about.

9 comments:

seraphoflove9001 said...

I agree!
Lisa

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, I'll be on the lookout for a mac and cheese recipe for you, Hugs Lisa

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, by the way I want the troops to come home too, Hugs Lisa

cgtperkins said...

I feel the same way you do. I will have to see if I can find my recipe for mac and cheese. Its good!!!
Hugs
carrie

lurkynat said...

Thanks Kelli!
You said everything very beautifully!
It really helps me understnad things better!
love and hugs, natalie

bethjunebug said...

Kelli, I feel the same way too. My brother was in the army during operation, "Dessert Storm".and we missed him so much, and worried about him just as much. Hot as hell  in the day, and cold as a witches titty at night. (that's his words). and not enough food he said, he was head of the tank division then. I am so proud of the accomplishments and metals he was awarded while he was in service. I will continue as always, praying for our military hero's, and they are all Hero's in my eyes.
God Bless,
Liz in Va.
http://journals.aol.com/bethjunebug/Bethjunebug

springangel235 said...

So happy for Nicci...hope her trips are safe and happy...
I've always wanted a juicer...sounds like you will have a good, healthy drink in the end...have a great weekend...hugs and love,
Joyce

amyrangei said...

I love that comment that we are not the worlds band aid, you're right.  Bush got us into this mess, I think that we should send him and his comrades over there to fight a few battles for a few months and then see what their strategy is.  Anyway, I had several family members fight over there, thank GOD they are safe at home.

Amy

beckerb6 said...

Dragonfly material I am envious. I love dragonflies. I bet the quilt will be beautiful.
Barbara