Thursday, January 27, 2011
Life-Fulfillment: A Soldier’s Gratitude and Grace
Part One of Two
Last year, a parcel of land went to an American veteran who had lost his legs in Iraq. Week after week in our local paper, reports were poured out about all the local contractors, installers, painters, landscapers, electricians, plumbers, and civilians who were involved in building the soldier’s new home. Month after month I drove past the site, two or three times daily, as I went to and from dropping my daughter at school or running to the store.
Finally, after about 10 months, the house was finished. A big article appeared in the local paper and all the crew and the new homeowner were featured in a happy picture.
I thought it was great. This man had given so much for us. He had made such a sacrifice on our behalf. It was the least we could do as a town and state to make sure he lived the rest of his life in a beautiful home, custom-built just for him. I understand if given the choice of his legs or a house, he’d have chosen to have his legs. I know it does not compensate, but as a community and small town, we made such a statement of unity and support for this soldier. We didn’t send him to war, but we were doing everything we could here now that he was home.
A few months ago, I was driving by and I noticed a sign at the end of his driveway. I squinted to read it.
“If you can read this, you’re in range.”
CONTINUED in two hours…
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Kathleen Aston International
Founder & Life-Fulfillment Strategist
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