The musings of Paj Dawb (Hmong for "White Flower") - I serve the mentally ill/disabled by day, teach piano by night, and spent 6 years worshiping side-by-side with the Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) Hmong community in Alaska. There's nothing average to see here...
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Here's a tribute to our soldiers and workers who are out and about around the world doing their thing, protecting some, losing some, and missing their friends and families.
My friend's father is in Afghanistan. She was married on October 26th, 2007. Though her brothers were able to make it home from abroad for the wedding, her father wasn't there to walk her down the aisle.
Thanks to modern technology, he was there to meet and talk to her husband, and gave a fatherly speech through a fuzzy wireless Internet connection as part of the ceremony.
Perfectly timed, at the end of his shared fatherly wisdom, the connection pooped out. God has a way of making things work out- Sometimes just... long... enough.
I must also add an extra shout out to Ray and Andre who recently came to TGIFriday's where I work. They dined at one of my tables and it was a true pleasure to wait on them. These two nice young men had returned home from Iraq that very morning and simply wanted a normal and tasty meal... no booze, no profanity, no fighting. Ray was quiet and polite, not much of a talker. Andre was polite and joked around some while sharing some of his experiences. These two young men really lightened my load that day.
Thank you... and thank you to all who are currently serving our country, will be serving, have alread served, and everyone else who may be touched by this.