MOTHERS CRYING THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
When my tears finally subside for just awhile; I lie quietly contemplating the agony my life is in. If I listen closely I can hear all the other mothers all over the world crying for their children who are now men. It is our cries for our sons the brave and the called to serve our country and save others even to their end.
After the sobbing leaves your body wracked with pain and grief, after you cry until exhausted still knowing there will never be any kind of relief. You cry yet again your eyes are as dry as sand knowing you will always miss your child that became that brave man.
Yes I can hear the sobs the cries the agony and feel even the tears. I can fill the anxiety and the place in the heart filled with fear. Not ever, forever will my son or yours return home for Sunday lunch, not a holiday one will ever be the same it will just be crushed. No matter how long or how hard our bodies are grieved with enormous pain…. Our boys will not be coming home again.
With that said and so many thoughts good and bad going through my head. My heart is so proud and I am so honored to have birthed, raised and had the blessing of knowing such a man. My son, your son all over the world… what is it about really…. Its energy, its power, but in the end; when it is said and done it is all about love. Crazy as it sounds and insane as it may be everything our sons have gone through and died for are for you and for me.
God Bless our entire military and the United States of America and our World.
Sandra K. Harris-Smith
Proud mom of Ssgt. Jeremy D. Smith USMC
Written March 2012