Monday, March 10, 2008
From our readers
When this e-mail came in, I wanted to share it with all my readers. Deb was kind enough to give me permission to post it here...
Read your poem in the NYTimes Sunday - wow, it really hit home for me. My son is a Recon Marine and home right now on pre-deployment leave. He will be in Iraq next month. I quickly ordered your book and look forward to receiving it. I had so many similiar feelings as I purchased silk long underwear, a special forces vest, etc for him. I thought " I can't keep him warm or safe now, this is as close as it gets. My heart sank when he told me I would be the recipient of his 'death benefit' and then got teary eyed. I try to not get overly emotional knowing his resolve and not wanting to make it difficult for him. . . but it remains so painful for me.
. . . thanks, again looking forward to reading your book.