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Saturday, October 24, 2009

I Need Your Prayers

My heart is breaking today. My brother, Buster died yesterday morning.
Buster was my friend. He was two years older than me and we had this bond because of the closeness of our age. My entire family was very close and even though we grew up and went our separate ways, we have always been there for each other. Now Buster won't be here anymore.
All my brothers spoiled me rotten because I was the only girl. But Buster spoiled me in his own way. Now I will never have him to spoil me that way again.
Buster was always the good child in our family. Then they sent him to Vietnam and he was never the same.
Not only did he live with the gruesome everyday life that he spent there, he came home to a country that shamed and dishonered him and the other boys that fought with him. I will never understand how the people in this country can condemn men and women for anything that happens in a war. War is ugly! But we send young men to do an adult job and then blame them if they don't do it the way we want it done. No one can ever know what they would do under the stress of war unless you have walked in each and every one of those soldiers shoes. Yes mistakes are made but we do not have the right to judge what happens in a situation that we have never been faced with. I hope and pray that we open our eyes and honor all soldiers in and out of war and accept their mistakes as just that, a mistake. When we make a mistake, we expect everyone to forgive us but when a soldier makes a mistake under stress that cannot be imagined, we want to persecute and prosecute them. I only ask that our soldiers be given the same treatment that we expect for ourselves.
I need your prayers for me and my entire family during the next several days to give us the strength to get through this.
I know that Buster is better off. I know that he is with God. I know that he doesn't have to suffer the nightmares that have haunted him for many, many years. But I love him and I miss him and right now I would just like to see him one more time. I love and miss you Buster.

14 comments:

Brenda said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss!! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!! I have never felt any anger or prejudice regarding any of our military, current or past. We are here today...free...because of them. Hugs and God Bless You!!
Brenda

Sage said...

Yorkie..I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. From my farm to yours..hugs your way, and a shoulder to lean on if you need it.

Ms. Laura said...

For those of you who may not know, Yorkie is my mom...I thank each of you for sharing in her life, and giving her an outlet, where she has grown, expressed herself, found comfort, and strength. Buster will be forever remembered and held in our hearts...from the outside looking in, this family can be a little odd, but from the inside looking out, there is no other like it, and it has its own special unique strength and bond. Give Buster, and those gone before him a kiss for us God...

yorkie's primitives said...

Thank you for your comforting words. I appreciate all my blogging friends. God bless you, Valerie

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Oh Hon, I am so very very sorry for you and your familys' loss. I know how heartbreaking it is. I lost my younger brother in March this year and it is just so devastating. My older brother was in Nam too, and it sounds like Buster had the same problems he does. My heart goes out to you and your family. if you ever need a shoulder, I am here. God bless you and I will keep you and yours in my prayers.

Hugs,

Linda gypsyluv1010@gmail.com

NancyD said...

Dear Valerie, you know that I am here for you any time of the day. We are praying for you all and know that your strong and close family will help each other get through this. Buster was very lucky to have you all, may he rest in peace. Hugs ~ Nancy

Terri said...

Oh, my dear, I am so very sorry. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Thimbleprims Studio said...

Valerie,
I am so sorry. You and your family will be uppermost in my mind and my heart. Please feel free to contact me any time you need someone and if there is anything I can do, please let me know.
Love and hugs from,
Cindy

yorkie's primitives said...

I want to thank you all for all the support and love that I have felt just from reading your messages. It really means a lot to have friends that care. Please continue to pray for us. Hugs, Valerie

Maureen said...

Valerie your brother sounds like a very special man. Just by reading your post I could truly feel your love for him. I'm certain he always felt it to. I am so sorry for the pain and loss you are dealing with now and will keep you and your family in my prayers .
Maureen

Pen Pen said...

I am so sorry to hear about you losing your special brother. May God comfort you like only He can during this time.

Jessica @ Colorado Crafter said...

I don't know you and I haven't been a follower for long, but my heart aches for you and your family. I am so sorry he had to leave this earth before you were ready. I know it is hard. You are in my prayers!

basketsbyrose said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayer for you and your family.
Rose

Linda ~~PrairieRose said...

Valarie--I too want to let you know you and your family are in my prayers too. I know it's hard, but he will always be with you in your heart.

HUgs--Linda