Saturday, May 29, 2010

Graduation

And now, graduation.
This ceremony, however, is most unceremonious!
Who will attend?
Who was in attendance?
I am certain that the ceremony was NOTHING like what they deserved!
When will the next ceremony be?
We must stable our hearts to be sure that the next ceremony is something worthy of a hero!
How?
It starts one-heart-at-a-time. Right now!

Walking down a street...and then gone...
a single bullet in the early dawn...
graduation...
A dogfight over skies without a map,
another country calls to fill the gap...
graduation...
underneath an ocean, ever-stealth...
defending precious freedom, shunning wealth...
graduation...
crawling through a jungle anywhere...
establishing a border over there...
graduation...

Graduation.
They have graduated to a life that we only dream about.
They have given their lives so that I can sit here and write this.
They have given their lives so that you can sit there and read this.
What have I given in return?
What CAN I give in return?
One day a year?!
God, forgive me!
"Heavenly Father, thank You for the brave men and women that have given their lives so that I have the freedom to do what I do.
Father, please comfort the families of them that yet go through the pain of loss.
In JESUS' Name,
Amen"

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