Monday, June 29, 2009

Worse Than I Thought

The aerovac arrived yesterday bringing another wounded warrior. His injuries were so much worse than I ever could have imagined. How is it possible someone could live through a blast that literally shredded most of one side of his body? I didn't sleep much last night, his beautiful face, without so much as a scratch on it, was imprinted on my brain. It's too sad and some days it's too damn hard.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Another Month Gone By

Has it really been a month since I wrote? Geesh! Things are busy and getting busier. We're awaiting the arrival of Sunday's aerovacs bringing with it the newly wounded. Most are coming out of Afghanistan. Used to be a time when everyone came from Iraq but no longer as OEF has taken the lead.

As I read through the reports of tomorrow's incoming one WIA in particular caught my eye. He's so badly injured it's easier to say what's RIGHT with him than what is wrong. Those are the ones that wound my heart, so grievously broken it would be better if he simply slipped away. However it is not for me to judge, but instead to mend what I can. To nurture and encourage and to hold a hand.