Sunday, May 30, 2010

Remember what Memorial Day is all about.......

Today it is sunny so far and seems to be a good day to go fishing. We had a storm go through so the fish should be biting. For me fishing is a good stress reliever, because you can sit and just let your mind wonder and see all beauty in nature. I only wish my oldest could be here to go fishing with us. He is over fighting in a war and they have moved him to only God knows and can not call or get on the computer to talk. It is suppose to be only for a month, a month is a long time not to hear from him to know that he is ok and safe. To top it off when he got to call and tell me they were moving him, I missed his phone call so only got the message. This has been really bothering me because he doesn't get to call very often as it is. There was several weeks that all communications were shut down because there were some fatalites this prevents family members finding out before the military can tell the families. School helps me keep my mind from worrying about him, but then we get to blog and write about stuff that is going on in our lives. Maybe it would be good for me to concentrate more on writing about my paper and the research, but I woke up this morning thinking of my son and how much he loves to fish.
The papers that everyone are writing about are so very interesting. For the most part, it seems that someone knows someone or has a family member touched by all the topics that have been picked. I know myself am excited about reading them and learning about several of them if not all of them. Everyone have a great weekend and be safe!!!


  1. Hi Charlene,
    My heart goes out to you. I can't even imagine wondering about the safety of one's son. You and your son will both be in my prayers.
    Now, about fishing, I have never enjoyed fishing but I think that's because I saw it as a sport and not a leisure activity. And seeing it as a sport I didn't do well because I NEVER caught a fish! Perhaps now that I am older and not so competitive (even with fish) I might be able to fish for the relaxation. You made it sound like a lot of fun.
    Take care,

  2. Charlene - I agree with Kathleen -- it must be so difficult to have him so far away. I'm thinking of you both. My husband is the fisherman in the family. He loves it and finds it very relaxing, so I never complain!

    The paper topics are all great -- I've been very impressed and can't wait to see the papers.