Painful reminder that you shouldn't waste a minute of your life

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I go to the same Starbucks every morning to get my latte and have befriended one of the managers named Amy.  The other day she told me that her son was in Iraq.  He had been on a tour of 6 months and came home for a few weeks before going back about two weeks ago.  She said that sending him back again was harder than the first time, since so much fighting was going on where he was stationed in central Baghdad.  She was holding my son Joshua tight and told me “Enjoy every minute when they are young like this.  It can get scary when they get older!”

This morning I learned that her son was killed in Iraq two days ago.

My heart breaks for her and her family.  It is an exceptionally painful reminder to not squander one minute of your life or miss telling your family how much you love them.  You never know what is going to happen.

Here is the link to his Fallen Solidiers page:  Jeremiah W. Robinson

One Response to “Painful reminder that you shouldn't waste a minute of your life”

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