Divine Distractions is a design blog, and I've seldom used this forum for anything other than design related issues. I want it to be light and inspirational.
But the events of the day compel me to make a statement in regard to the death of Osama Bin Laden.
My son was a fresh Lt. in the Marine Corp...in his first duty station...when the twin towers were attacked. It took hours before I was able to speak to him and reassure myself that he was ok. Of course he was, but as a mom, I needed to hear his voice.
He was deployed to Iraq 3 days after his lovely wedding and participated in the first march to Bagdad. I have never felt such fear as his mother as I did watching the news as the Marines moved in. And that lump in my throat didn't leave until he returned home the following October.
He left the corp after 8 years of duty, and I'm extremely proud of his character and his service.
And now, my sweet son in law serves as a Major in the Air Force, and will most likely make his career there. I see first hand the sacrifices that military families make in service of our country. He is actively fighting the good fight in defense of our freedom on a daily basis.
I am grateful that Osama is dead. I don't know if I've ever felt gratitude for the death of another before. But he changed the lives of so many in this country and beyond. At least I have my children, but there are 3,000 people who are missing someone they loved because of this man and his hatefilled intentions.
I am grateful that he is dead. Maybe we can find some peace now.
Let us never forget.