I have been reading on facebook comments left for a kid I wish I knew. His name, Ben Chisholm. While I was reading, I was thinking about things and how short life really is.
Ben is in the Army Infantry. On Saturday he wrote on his facebook page "i miss my family sooo much i hate that im not there to see my little bro drive for the first time and i probably wont get to see my lil sis graduate not to mention hanging with alyssa she is freaking funny i miss and love yall". The sad thing is... He died two days later.
It really makes you think about things. I wouldn't want my family and friends not to know how much I love them. I do, even though I don't show it, I am happy to have them around.
It is sad that I didn't get to know Ben, but I do have friends in all forms of the military. I want to thank them for what they do for us. It takes someone with a good heart to do what they do.
I am blessed to be part of this country and I am blessed that there are good people out there to fight for our freedom. Thank you for those who are serving.
Comments for Ben from my friends..
Josh Wahlen: "I have never been opposed to the war over seas until now when it actually affected me. To all those I have argued with I am sorry you were right. A Hero to our country lost his life today and he will be missed. To Ben Chisholm and all his family I love you guys!"
Erin Christina Elliott: "I am still trying to push the thought of you being gone out of my head. We all love you so much and will forever be greatful for all that you gave. Don't worry, you and all your crazyness will forever live on.
I agree with everyone, Heaven is pretty lucky to have you back up there!"
Caroline May: "Thank you for your great service. You will always hold a special place of honor in our home. Our deepest love goes to your family. We love you, and we're going to miss your crazy smile."
Stacy Humphreys: "The above written Saturday & his sweet life swept away 2 days later. I love you my sweet Brother, may God hold you tight in his arms and never let you go...Our love will never fade." ♥
Carlos A. Dominguez: "If ben was still here he would slap us all for being so down. You know he never wasted a second being sad. Always upbeat and ready to party."
May God bless all those who are fighting for our freedom. With this, it reminds me of the music in a video that is going around facebook right now. The song is called Praan, by Garry Schyman.