Sunday, January 21, 2007

Thank You Jesus For Email!

==Original message===
Sunday, January 21, 2007 3:43 PM

dear mom

the one that went down wasn;t one of ours. it was a national guard bird near baghdad. it was probably weather that caused it to crash, but it sucks no matter what caused it. we've been weathered in a few times so we know when to and not to fly. things here are as fine as they can be i suppose, and i'll see you guys in a couple months. please tell dad all is well also. i'll write again soon. jim

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Ever succient, is my Jamie -- but how grateful was I to have this message this morning as I was heading to church?

Prayers ascending from Pasadena in thanksgiving for good news and for email ... and prayers as well for those families who are waiting for a message like this that isn't going to come.

Many thanks to all for all your prayers and good wishes ... for the cloud of witnesses whose prayers surrounded us for a very anxious 24 hours. Now let's apply that energy to the March on Washington next week and to lobbying Congress in the hope that something will "shift" and a just solution to this unjust war will be found.

6 comments:

Caminante said...

I have tears of thankfulness for you... as bittersweet as it is for the other parents. But I am deeply thankful that you got his email. Sending this off to Anne who was wondering. Lee

Suzer said...

I, too, am thankful for you and Jamie. Y'all were in my prayers last night and this morning. I am also in prayer for those who will be receiving the worst news of all. May God's peace and presence sustain them.

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Prayers of thanksgiving ascend for Jaime. Prayers for those who have died. Most fervent prayers for an end to this stupid ******* war.

Catherine + said...

What Elizabeth+ said.

Catherine+

Jeff Martinhauk said...

Thanks be to God for Jamie's safety, and prayers for all others in dangers way.

j

Pat's Mom said...

My nephew too is in Iraq (again), armed patrols in Baghdad. He lost 3 of his men as a result of an accident Dec 26 2006. Thank you for your honest sharing with the greater world.

Beth L.
Claremont School of Theology, MDiv program (Dec 2007)
Ministerial Candidate, Unitarian Universalist Association
Sponsored by Throop Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, Pasadena