Post by speedysteph122 on Dec 20, 2007 19:14:23 GMT -5
Hi Everyone: I know the holodays are coming up quickly; i really have very little to complain about, in the grand scheme of things. However, I have one frusteration that seems to resurface about once a mont, and it''s back...
I have a deep respect and appreciation for the military personnel. I have a mobility impairment and am ineligible to serve. I've watched many of my freinds grow and change since enlisting. I must admit, I've grown too...not always willingly either. Sometimes I think the challenge would be good for me. Except.... I'm seen as incapable of serving.... I'm NOT helpless....I would willingly "rid a desk" and seeve in that capacity!!! It's my understanding that most personnel LOATHE that type of assignments. Why won't the military think about opening those up to the rest of us?
I'm not happy just being the supportive civilian, sending cards, packages, givng emotional support,etc. I'm not really helping the military. Is there ANY way for me to serve in a more direct capacity?
Thanks for listening to me, I'm just a civilian after all.
Just the fact that you would set something like THIS, immediately sets you apart from many....at least in my mind....
"Is there ANY way for me to serve in a more direct capacity?"
It's awesome to see people wanting to be MORE involved. In fact, that selflessness is something that MOST people I know wouldn't even show, no matter how capable. We seem to live in such an individualistic society, that those who are willing to make the sacrifices are called upon greatly (just ask those servicemen, and women, who are going on their 3 or 4th deployments......)........while many Americans will never even have a clue about what it's like to serve their country.......it's unfortunate, but to see you resonate willingness is actually quite touching in many ways........
Vent away, Steph.....wer'e here for you
Last Edit: Dec 20, 2007 19:24:19 GMT -5 by samSForce
Post by speedysteph122 on Dec 20, 2007 20:08:37 GMT -5
That's sweet.... but can you explain WTH is the military's problem? Veterans return to service w/ prosthesis, once they show that they still meet requirements. What makes them different?!I read once about an AF pilot who got a robotic leg that he programmed and he was able to then fly again. I'm asking to sit at a freaking desk and do paperwork. Why the double standard?
Steph, sweetie, i wish i could answer that for you...i really do...my main goal in life is to help people, but this one is really difficult. i think it is great that you want to serve....like howie said, your sort of passion is a rarity these days.
being the sort of person that i am....i'm going to have to go with the classic..."Everything happens for a reason".......we may never know what the reasons are, but there is a reason....keep your head up and know that for now, your support for our military is helping them more than you could imagine.....you may not feel like it is, but they do.
"Fifty years from now, when you're looking back at your life, don't you want to be able to say you had the guts to get in the car?" -Transformers