Thursday, 27 May 2010

Call in what you will

Call it intuition, psychic connection, sixth sense, coincidence, the Holy Spirit - or none of these.

Nonetheless as I walked with my dog Penne yesterday morning (May 26th) for reasons I do not understand  I began to think about Michael C.

Michael is a cool young man who grew up at St. Stephen’s Parish, Pittsfield, MA. His path has not always been easy, but he has used life’s vicissitudes to his advantage – thus becoming a thoughtful husband and father.

Yesterday, as I walked, I remembered, (who knows why?) that Michael is a either an Army Reservist, or a member of the National Guard. I wondered if he could be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.

Later in the day Michael C. asked if I would accept him as a “Skype” telephone connection. I agreed with alacrity, and asked (who knows why?) if he was about to be deployed.

He got back to me within minutes. 
 
Here is his news. 


On June 1st he will enter a month of training. By early July he will be shipped to Afghanistan for a one year deployment. He will leave a wife and three children in the United States.

So now this military engagement in Afghanistan is for me not so much about politics, but much more about a fine young man who I admire so much, and who will be exposed to “God knows what” danger as he does his duty.

Call it intuition, psychic connection, sixth sense, coincidence, the Holy Spirit - or none of these.

Call it what you will. I want Michael to get back home sometime in 2011, sound in body, mind and spirit.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for your kind words. I hope for the same; as does my beautiful 3 year old little girl - she hasn't told me so, but Daddy knows....

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  2. Oh yes, I forgot: it's 5 children (I have 2 stepsons). They are mine also. Thank you again.

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