Monday, April 02, 2007

Yeah, I'm a big softy ...

I saw this a few days ago and almost posted the video, but somehow I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

It's about a serviceman who has been in Iraq the past seven month returning home to Washington State, so it was all over the Seattle news stations. His 6-year-old son didn't know his Dad was coming home, and his Dad surprised him by showing up at his school.

Just the beginning - of the son running to his Dad's arms - had me crying. Literally. I showed it to Scott, and he got all teary, too.

I'll make my opinion clear (for those who don't know it already): we should not be in Iraq. We should never have gone. We need to get out. But, I have respect for our troops who are there. They are doing what our Commander in Chief ordered. It wasn't the troops idea, they are just doing their job, and admirably. That's what they have sworn to do, and I would never argue that.

I'm glad this little guy gets to hug his Dad again ...


4 comments:

Paul said...

Boy, everybody's crying! (John's a cute kid.)

jo said...

The tears are falling here, too!

Kelly said...

I teared up when I saw it on The Today Show... I agree with you on the war and support for our troops...

Michael said...

My Scott and I cried like girls, too when we saw this on the news. Ripped my heart out.