When A Soldier Comes Home

This email is being circulated around the world – please keep it going. ( Fleeceme)

When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard….

..to listen to his son whine about being bored.

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….to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.

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to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.

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…to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night’s sleep.

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..to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.

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….to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.

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..to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.

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….to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they’re afraid to

send their kids off to summer camp.

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….to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.

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….to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.

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….to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.

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…..to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.

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…..to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.

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….to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.

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The only thing harder than being a Soldier…

Is loving one

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3 thoughts on “When A Soldier Comes Home

  1. What is the purpose of this email chain? Is it trying to say that serving in the military pretty much makes it impossible to relate to civilians? Or that the problems of some people paying you to defend them are so trivial that you find yourself asking why you’re fighting for them in the first place?

    1. To your first question, I must admit i had a similar reaction. It was posted at the Fleeceme blog with the request to pass it on. the Fleeceme blog is written by an ex-military man who is very supportive of our troops. I assume it was originally written by a soldier who had recently returned from some difficult active duty assignment and as a result of his experiences he was having some difficulty relating to the everyday civilian problems of his family and friends relative to what he had just been through. I think he was asking those around have a little patients with him. Anyway, Matthew, that is my guess. Thanks for dropping by Conservatives on Fire.

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