Praying The War Ends Soon!

  1. Well it's time for me to quit posting and asking questions. It's time for me to stop procrastinating, and get down to the business of going to my next assignment. I'm just praying while I'm on my way, that I hear the long awaited news that the war is over!!!

    Last nite I dreamed I got a call from my cousin, that...well I can't say it, let alone print it. But I woke up crying. And for the last few days I have felt powerless, and hemmed in...kind of. I keep waking up, and thinking this is the day, they will announce IT's OVER! But that hasn't happened yet. . So I come on here, and try to make sense of it, and try to somehow get my point of view across. And even try to understand why there are those who see it differently... do.

    The debates have been something to keep my mind off of what is happening. But even that isn't working, hence my nightmare last nite...or early this morning. I don't believe we should be in this war, and I will never change that view. I do however feel sad and distaught, as I'm sure we all do.

    Tensions are running high on all sides, each and everyday this war continues. I'm just praying, that it's over soon...and I and all those who have family there, can have a least for a little while.

    I'm now going to try and turn my attention to getting everything ready for my move tomorrow. And I just pray...we can all have a little peace least a little while.

    If I fail to be able to not post again.....please ignore me! It is just too easy for me to sit here, and keep acting like I have nothing better to do..:chuckle Take care...and CYA...hopefullly at the end of the war!
    Last edit by Brownms46 on Apr 2, '03
  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   eddy
    Peace be with you Brownie. :kiss
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    "God, hold our troops in your loving hands.
    Bless them and their families in their time of need. May thy will be done. Amen."
  5. by   Glad2behere
    I wish it were over too.
  6. by   Tilleycs
    I think we all do. I pray every day that it ends quickly and decisively (so we don't have to do it again), and that we get all our men & women back home safely.
  7. by   jnette
    now get packing !!!

    be safe. take care. check in when you get there. we're not going anywhere.
  8. by   Brownms46
    :chuckle..Jnette I think you're getting to know me too well. Well pc getting boxed up soon...but had to share! I finally got up the nerve to call my family members, and I got some GOOD News, and some bad news.

    My cousin who was on the Kitty Hawk, is now in a California hospital. And no he wasn't hurt in the war. Something about his sweat glands, and he had to have surgery. I never thought I would be so glad to hear someone was in the hospital having surgery. This is the cousin I had the nightmare about! He will be just fine I'm told

    His brother who was in, was discharged this pass December. His mother and father were shocked, that he was allowed to leave at the end of his enlistment. Both his parents were sure they wouldn't allow him to be discharged d/t the war looming. He received an honorable discharge..

    My female cousin is in Virginia, safe and sound, with hubby and child... The family member I talked with doesn't know where the other two are, and her parents weren't at home.

    Then the bad news:

    Her father is in the B'ham VA d/t his being a Viet Nam vet, and for some reason they have required him to come in for 4-5 weeks of testing for Agent Orange???? Does anyone know why it would take this long, or why they would require him to be admitted ???
    If I get enough nerve I'll call the B'ham VA and find out.

    The other bad news is, ....we received word that a family friend is missing in action. Hopefully he will be found soon, alive and well. Please everyone keep praying! As most of the news I got has been an answer to prayer!

    Nowwww..time for me to get a move on. The nurses from this assignment are taking me out to lunch again to say goodbye.
  9. by   Disablednurse
    I was in grammer school and junior high school when the vietnam war was going on and I cried every time, they showed the soldiers on TV sending a message to their families. Twelve years ago during desert storm, I did the same thing. Now for this war, I am doing the same thing. I pray everyday for the troops and their families. I also pray that this will be a brief war and will be over soon with few casualities. Of course, losing even one of these prescious people is too many. I have been lucky that I have not had anyone that I knew personally in any of these wars, so I do not know how it feels. I do know how much it hurts when I don't know them, so I feel that it would hurt so many times more if I did. Prayers and hugs for everyone with a family member or friend in Iraq.
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    brownie, all the best to you!
  11. by   semstr
    ((((((Brownie))))))))) hugs to you!!
  12. by   Brownms46
    ((((((((((((Big Hugs))))))))))))) back to you all..! I will be offline moving and doing a little sightseeing, for the next week or so. Take care and God Bless you, our troops, military families and friends around the world..