Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Army soldier in Iraq

An Army soldier in Iraq with his tiny 'plot' of grass in front of his tent. It's heartwarming!


Here is a soldier stationed in Iraq, stationed in a big sand box. He asked his wife to send him dirt (U.S. soil), fertilizer, and some grass seed so that he can have the sweet aroma, and feel the grass grow beneath his feet. When the men of the squadron have a mission that they are going on, they take turns walking through the grass and the American soil -- to bring them good luck.


If you notice, he is even cutting the grass with a pair of a scissors. Sometimes we are in such a hurry that we don't stop and think about the little things that we take for granted. Upon receiving this, say a little prayer for our soldiers that give and give (and give up) so unselfishly for us.
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. In Jesus' name, Amen


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13 comments:

Maxine said...

Oh my, how very touching! What a reminder for prayer for these men and women.
"Lord grant them Your nearness and help them to look to you in all things. Be with them and help them as they sacrifice themselves for the good of this nation we love. Help them and our nation as a whole to turn our hearts back to You. In Jesus' name, Amen."

Mari said...

What a moving post. Thanks for sharing it.

Kathy said...

I love the photo. The soil also reminds me of the country they represent and defend in their line of duty. Our prayers are with them!

Brenda said...

I'll bet that is a beautiful sight for all who walk by, encourging as well.

MightyMom said...

that's fabulous...

Oh Sew Good said...

God's grace never ceases to amaze me.

Tammy said...

This is so touching...what a beautiful reminder to appreciate what we have- and for the men (and women) who sacrifice to help us keep it.

PEA said...

I had seen this before and I remember thinking how much for granted we even take our grass! A picture is worth a thousand words, isn't it! xoxo

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What a great reminder to appreciate the small things in like and those who protect us so we may experience and enjoy them!

Joy said...

Bless these soldiers God.
I agree with you in prayer for these brave men and women.

Joy

Nadine said...

What a moving story. I pray the Lord's protection over the men and women who lay it on the line for us.

Nancy said...

Oh that is so awesome and touching!!! Our men and women in the services need all the support we can give them..

diana said...

what a cool story. there's so much we take for granted. i'm sure i'd miss green grass, too.