Monday, May 2, 2011

Thank You, Military Troops

I was on the couch last night, watching the fight between Nene and Star Jones.

I was thinking, “Why do I watch this nonsense?” I had on Celebrity Apprentice and Nene was in Star’s face, shouting something about....honestly, I wasn’t sure.

On the lower half of my screen I noticed the message:

“President Obama is due to speak shortly....”

I lump immediately formed in my throat.

And then, weirdly, I thought, “Aliens?” I’ve always believed that we couldn’t possibly be alone.

A cold chill went down my back. If it were aliens, I was going to grab the kids and run to the neighbor’s house. I was going to say, “Hello, hi, aliens are coming down and I refuse to be alone. Can I sleep with you?”

I started to chew on my fingernail. It’s a bad habit, I know, but I do it when I’m nervous. And I was nervous. I couldn’t even focus on Celebrity Apprentice. They were talking about hair. Or something.

Then the special news report popped on. I sat up on the couch, waiting.
And then I saw it…

Osama Bin Laden was dead.

Dead.

Ding dong the ass is dead.

It took me a few seconds to register this. He was gone....dead....

“Osama is dead!” I shouted to no one. I wished my husband was there to celebrate with. I ran upstairs to Tommy, who was almost asleep.

“Tommy,” I said, sticking my face in his. “Tommy, the bad guy is dead!”

Tommy knows bits and pieces on what happened during 9/11.

“What?” he grumbled, pulling the covers over his head.

“The bad guy is dead!”

Tommy slowly peeked out. “What bad guy?”

“Osama Bin Laden!”

Tommy still looked baffled. “Who is that?”

I had to speak so he could understand. “He was….sort of like who the Joker was in Batman. He was the bad guy. And everyone was searching for him and finally, we got him. Well, the troops got him which proves they deserve a raise.”

Tommy’s eyes lit up with understanding. “So the joker is dead?”

“Well, he was a complete ass like the joker. I’m sorry, don’t repeat that tomorrow. But it’s a wonderful day, Tommy. You’ll remember this for the rest of your life, I promise you!”

I rushed back downstairs and got on Facebook. Basically everyone was talking about Bin Laden’s death. I chimed in a few times on status updates. I thought about what Tom must be feeling in Korea. Were they celebrating over there? Probably.

Someone on the forum I write at summed it up perfectly:

“The girl married her Prince. The bad guy is dead. It’s a real Disney weekend here on Earth.”

Thank you, military troops.

42 comments:

  1. Thank you, Military Troops indeed.

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  2. It truly is like a Disney Land weekend. We started the weekend on a happy note and celebrating. We ended it on a happy note and celebrating. Be sure to thank your husband for all he does. And thank you and your kids for the sacrifice you make as a military family.

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  3. THANK YOU for all the sacrifices you make, so your husband can help keep our country safe! And THANKS to your husband for choosing to fight for our freedome.

    keeping him, you and your family in my prayers.

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  4. I TOTALLY THOUGHT IT WAS ALIENS TOO.

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  5. It was good news to fall asleep to...rather than the horrible storms and the price of oil!

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  6. Thank you troops for all your hard work!

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  7. Waving our American flag and smiling! Thank you for the post!
    laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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  8. Oh, I might have to steal that forum quote about the princess, the bad guy and Disney.

    Indeed the world is a little better off after this weekend! I hope you pass along to your hubby how much your followers (and the rest of us) thank him and all the others for their dedicated service.

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  9. And thank you to your husband and a special thank you to you for staying behind and holding up the fort on the homefront.

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  10. Definitely a big thank you to all our military heroes and their families! It's been a long time coming.

    Love that Disney line.

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  11. My first thougt was of all the military familes that have sacrificed so much for our Country. It was such an odd feeling when my husband rushed in the bedroom with the news, it was almost surreal. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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  12. "Ding dong the ass is dead"! Love it!

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  13. I would wish that the terrorism could end too but that is naive. I am glad for this one small step forward though.

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  14. Hip, hip hooray. What a day. I really like what that girl said about it being a Disneyland weekend.

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  15. I seriously love your explanation to your son as to who Bid Laden was. Totally perfect. :)

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  16. yes! Thank you to all of those who have fought and are fighting for our country!

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  17. Thank you Military troops and their families! keep on keeping us safe and free!

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  18. Amber, I so think we would be friends in real life. I too, was wondering what in the heck Nene and Star were fighting about, when the-most-awesome-announcement-ever interrupted my Sunday night TV schedule. And you're right...what an amazing weekend!

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  19. Thank you military troops and their families!

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  20. oh yes! pretty sweet...

    and... i don't think we are alone here on earth either.. just saying!

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  21. By the way, I believe in Aliens . . .

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  22. And then after that, we find out that Hope was sent packing? What???? I mean she was weak, but dang.

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  23. We discussed how we thought his head should be placed on a pike on the White House lawn. I've got quite the bloodthirsty family.

    Thank you to Tom and all the other brave service men and women. I hope this boosts their morale!

    ♥Spot

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  24. Totally and completely dead...woohoo!!!

    Yep, I'd call it a Disney weekend.

    Thanks to all the brave soldiers and their precious families.

    God bless and enjoy your day! :o)

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  25. It's an amazing day and I thank your hubby for his service. I hope and pray it's the end.

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  26. It was a surreal moment!! We were glued to the tv.

    Btw... I just awarded you The Versatile Blogger Award. I hope you come on over and accept it ;-)

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  27. Thank you Military Troops! Too all those that gave the ultimate sacrifice and to all the military families that have endured heartache, separation, and the ultimate sacrifice!

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  28. I didn't hear this until this morning and I gotta tell you it woke me up faster than a cup of coffee! I am so proud of the US Military!

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  29. I just felt so immediately grateful for the troops who have fought and died in Afghanistan looking for this jerk! Thank you military families!

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  30. Thank you to the Troops AND their families for all they sacrifice to keep us safe.

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  31. Thank you indeed. Maybe now, we can start bringing some of them home.

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  32. I have to say, I like how the girl on your forum summed it up too. that's kind of perfect!

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  33. Since I was partying it up at a wedding reception last night I didnt know anything about it until this morning when I saw it on Facebook. I get all the news from Facebook. How sad is that?

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  34. Yay! Definitely an awesome weekend!!!

    Yes definite THANK YOU to our troops but also to thier familes who have to endure so much time without members of thier families.

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  35. Thank you to the troops and the families that support them. :)

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  36. I felt exactly like you! I used that Disney quote too, it just sums up the weekend perfectly. By the way I am your newest follower!

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