trade in all the pain and suffering?
Ah, but then you'd miss
the beauty of the light upon this earth
and the sweetness of the leaving.
Update: Here's the first article published about the 3 soldiers, their friends, and their families for whom this was posted.
It’s the phone call every parent of a service member dreads receiving.
The father recalled saying: “ ‘All his dreams, all his dreams.’ ”
To which his wife responded, “He’ll have new dreams. You can go on without legs, and he’s going to soar.”
The mother said she began praying and not long after that looked out her kitchen window and experienced a vision.
“I saw James in his hunting camouflage with a friend. They were out in the field hunting deer,” Nancy Hackemer said. She believes one day her youngest son will again walk on the land he knows so well. “We are very strong believers. That’s all we have. We’re grounded,” she said.