SKSCHULTE1997

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Being Military

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Wow has it been a hard week for the military. Everyone knows about the Ft. Hood shooting. We have a very close friend that was scheduled to be home on Monday and was detained for a week in Iraq. I am so grateful that he was not home during this shooting and he is safe. His wife and children are also safe but stressed. The children were not released from the schools until very late and she did not get back home until after 10:00. The feeling everyone is going through is undescribable. While Fort Campbell was reeling from this news the next news hit us. A female soldier was shot by her husband who then called 911 and killed himself. If this was not tragic enough the small children were present in the house. I am just heartbroken for all these families who are experiencing such loss and especially for the children who have now lost parents. What can even be said to them?? Always being in the schools who consist of all military children I get to see first hand how resilant these children are and how proud they are of their soldier!!! It is a pretty amazing thing and I feel blessed that I get to be part of it.
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  • SKSCHULTE1997
    Thanks everyone for your comments
    4181 days ago
  • LSCHULER72
    How awful. I also did not hear of the murder/suicide. Add that on top of the Ft. Hood incident and you have tragedy beyond words. I'd love to scoop up those kids and just hold them until they feel every ounce of love in the world flowing through their veins. I'm glad your friend and his family are safe. My prayers go out to them and all who are affected by this terrible happening.
    Laura
    4181 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4519295
    I am proud to serve the families' of the military children. But they do face an enormous amount of stress. School is place that can remain constant and structures and they respond well to that environment. Yes, the students are proud of their own soldier heroes.
    My SIL is at Ft. Hood and he got home at 11 pm that night. It took 2 hrs. to drive the nromal 20 minutes. He returns today and the memorial is tomorrow. We need to continue to remember our soldiers and their families. I am thankful that they sacrifice for my freedoms.
    4182 days ago
  • TEACHINGAGAIN
    So shocking and sad.
    4183 days ago
  • VRCATON
    I didn't hear about the murder/suicide .. that is just so sad! I have 2 friends that have family members posted at Ft Hood. I'm happy that they're safe; and saddened that others were not.
    4184 days ago
  • DENVERTIGERLILY
    I loved when my husband was active duty the unity of the Army. our family readiness support group was terrific but we in no way had to deal with the tragedies that these military families have experienced as of late. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to every active, reserve, guard and veteran of any of our Armed Services. With Veteran's Day right around the corner, my thoughts and prayers are more appreciative.
    4184 days ago
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