Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 15: Sent Condolences to the Parents of a Fallen Soldier

I can't imagine being apart from my daughter. I had to go to New York for 10 days for work and it felt like I was away from her for years. Parents of deployed soldiers have it much worse. Not only are their children away from them for months and years in arguably the most dangerous places on the planet, sometimes the unthinkable happens and they don't get the opportunity to ever reunite with them. War is horrific. It wrecks me every time I turn on the news and see yet another soldier has lost their life, but that is nothing compared to what the parents are probably feeling. So today, my random act is something that I wish I didn't have to do. I am writing a letter sending my condolences to the family of Spc. Brian Leonhardt of Merrillville, Indiana who was recently killed in Afghanistan. Not only am I sending my condolences, I am also going to thank them for the sacrifice they and their son have made. It isn't much, but I am hoping that they get that there are people, even strangers, out there who appreciate everything they have gone through and are there for them.


  1. I am the mother of a Marine that was deployed to Afghanistan and came home safe May 2011. Not all in his unit were as fortunate and I know that loved ones will be touched by your letter and the knowledge that there are people who care. Thank you for thinking of our fallen heroes and remembering that when one serves, we all do.

  2. I like this page. It gives me so much hope while reading those condolence messages. I am grieving the loss of my father who suffered from a lung cancer. I would love some helpful hints on how to get out of this painful feelings that I am in. Thank you.