It couldn’t have come at a better time. The war seems to be taking quite the toll, hasn’t it? We wanted Bin Laden, yet he couldn’t be found. Today I have been so full of soo many different emotions. I’m sure we’re all experiencing some variations of these.
1st….Celebratory: When I heard the news this morning, I did a little dance. “Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead!” was in my head. I literally had chills, shocked by how perfectly this raid had been executed. It seemed that it couldn’t have worked more in our favor. Not ONE American injury.
Then……Solemn: With this chapter coming to an end, I can’t help but think about all of the soldiers who have fought for this cause, the ones who lost their lives, and the families they left behind. All the families that fell victim to such a vicious attack nearly 10 years ago. 4,000+ troops died in the fight, 3,000+ innocent victim of 9/11.
Finally……..Afraid: However, I have the feeling that….it’s far from over. Ugh. I hate to say it. I hate to admit it. This morning I felt sooooo safe. And tonight the fear is creeping in on me. After talking to my brother today (he served in Iraq several times) he reminded me, in some words, that this wasn’t over. And maybe we should keep our whits about ourselves and not let our guards down.
For now, BIG KUDOS to our President, our intelligence agencies, and the navy seals that executed this so well. It’s such a big reminder of how STRONG our military is and how PROUD I am to be an American.