Arlington Posts

Protesting the Protestors at Arlington

IMG_7423I couldn’t make up my mind: “Do I go to Arlington prior to the service at the Wall or not?” I asked my daughter.

“It’s up to you,” Shelby replied. “I’ll do whatever you want.”

It was almost ten o’clock. The service at the Wall wasn’t until 1 p.m. I debated the matter in the hotel elevator and as we walked through the lobby of the Key Bridge Marriott. By the time we walked outside, I called for an Uber to take us to Arlington.

I knew Trump would be there. I had my sign with me from the day before. The one I held as I stood in the pouring rain outside the White House. The one that declared “Purple Hearts are not tokens to be bought and bartered. They are earned through blood and sacrifice.” I planned to leave the sign at the Wall as a gift for my father who earned his Purple Heart and whose ceremony I remember like it was yesterday. Better than yesterday, actually.

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Death without a Funeral

Twins

 

This was going to be the blog post in which I announced that daughter Konnie and her husband are expecting wee ones.

I had it all written in my mind.

I was going to share with you how long a struggle this has been – five years. And I was going to talk about how many prayers have been poured out on behalf of this couple who have longed to be parents.

I’ve mentioned their infertility struggle in a couple of other posts. We’ve had those discussions about how our society has turned adoption and infertility into money-making ventures of the highest order. So please, understand, I’m not interested in continuing that discussion right now.

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