Here I am wearing the dress over a swimsuit. In the picture with me is my mission daughter. Love her.
So today I was thinking. A lot. I did a lot of thinking today. Awhile back I watched this TED talk on why veterans (it just took me three times to spell ‘veteran’ correctly) miss war. Very interesting and totally believable/understandable. What it came down to was BROTHERHOOD. While watching the video my emotions were sitting in my throat. You know that choking feeling? There are a million reasons to cry and a million reasons not to.
My message to HWMNBN, I will be your brotherhood (family), I will love you. I will have your back. I am not perfect but I am trustworthy. I will do whatever it takes for you, as long as it is right and true. I love you. Let me be your brotherhood.
So today I was thinking about BROTHERHOOD and what my closet experiences with it that might relate in some small way to service men and women. And I came up with nothing, Nothing could ever compare. But then I really thought. Lately I have been going through some serious s***. We all go through it. And almost on a daily basis for months now I have AT LEAST one moment where I feel like I cannot go on. Like there is no way out. It is life or death. And in these moments there is one person who is right there with me. Fighting for MY VERY LIFE. And this person is Jesus the Christ. HE is my BROTHERHOOD. In those moments there seems to be only two outcomes: death or Christ. My Brother literally is my Savior. JESUS CHRIST is my brotherhood.
And maybe someday HWMNBN will let me be too.
But if there is never anyone else that will be ok because of THIS.
Thank you Jesus for being my brotherhood. My EVERYTHING.