I recently finished reading the same book Spunky is reading, From Basic to Baghdad, and thought I would share her thoughts on it because, as always, I enjoy her thoughts, and they are essentially the same as mine. What a normal young man he is! It is refreshing to see no political motivation on the part of the author, but a genuine story of a fairly undirected young man growing into a bonified soldier with purpose. He is witty, sarcastic, enlightening, and sometimes a bit rebellious, but very honest and authentic. I enjoyed it very much and found myself laughing out loud at times.
I wish him well in his endeavors with his life and his book.
It is hard to comprehend the devastation Katrina has leveled upon the South. I am saddened for those who have lost so much. My heart goes out to them! What I do not understand is why people choose to stay in the area when they have been repeatedly told to leave. Some have paid the ultimate price too. I know it has been said before, but our lives are precious, a gift from God. How can we be careless with them? I hope those who did leave, and return to find their homes and businesses ruined can find their hope and peace in Jesus - the only sure reality in this world. May God go with you!