Once in a while a chain e-mail deserves public notice
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I'm not one to well up over most things, but just sit quietly there for a second and 'absorb' what you see here...then, read below what came with it in a chain email asking to pray for our Soldiers:
As I reflect on this photograph, I see once again that not all the brave leave the "home of the brave" to enter battle; some are required now to be the brave of the home.
It is said a picture is worth a thousand words but it leaves me speechless and tears in my eyes.
It gives me cold chills-of sadness and hope all at once.
If you are interested, here is the remaining text:
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We have a long list of good friends whose husbands are deploying to Iraq next month. One of the wives sent me this. We feel compelled to send it on. Your prayers are deeply appreciated. These guys deserve our love, our hugs and most powerfully, our prayers.
I understand that life in Iraq is very difficult to bear right now. Our troops need our prayers for strength, endurance and safety.
Send this on after a short prayer; please don't break it:
"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need... Amen."
When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world.
There's nothing attached; just send this to all in your address book. Do not let it stop with you, please -- of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine deployed in harm's way, prayer is the very best!!!
I've forwarded it and I've prayed...that picture is forever burned in my mind's eye.