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I am recovering now, but I will never be the same.

I will never walk again on my own two legs.

 

 

 

First and formost I am a Christian,Jesus is my savior.

Secondly I am an American Citizen, and a Soldier, I was fighting for my country, when I was nearly killed by a road side bomb.

I am recovering now, but I will never be the same.

I will never walk again on my own two legs.

But I am dealing with that, I have my Jesus, and that is what matters more than anything.

I lost my legs because of some suice bomber who thought the answer could be found in viplence.

I wanted to share with him how much Jesus loved him, but before I could open my mouth the bomb was detiniated, and my legs were literally blown off, I am blessed to be alive though and I know that, so I try not to dwell on the things that can not be changed, instead I want to focus on living my life for Christ.

I am going back to Bible college soon, I am now home, and although it has been an adjustment, I know I am blessed, and I can't just dwell in sorrow, thats not me, never has been.

I will tell you one thing though I am sick of our troops being cut down, and I am sick of being treated like a monster, a second class citizen.  I am not, I could have died for those very people who are cutting me down.  I wonder if they really think about what they are saying before they say it.

I dont really consider myself a hero though, just someone who saw a job that needed to be done and did it, but I dont think I am a monster either. 

I just feel that we needed to help those who could not help themselves, and we certainly could not let the taliban rule an area that was seeking freedom.  I am more than grateful though for the time I spent there the little children I was able to help,  it was a blessing being able to tell others about Jesus.

I am blessed to be able to tell my story as well.  That bomb could have killed me, but God kept me here for a reason, I think he must have more work for me to do.  meanwhile I am going to keep praising him, and keep speaking out for those who are fighting a fight that not everyone agrees with.  Being in Operation Freedom certianly is not being in a populairity contest, but it is something that we need to do.

Truth be told if I had to do it over again, even knowing what would happen I firmly believe I would.  I felt that being a soldier was a calling in my life, and I feel that I continue to be a soldier, a soldier in Christ.

I pray that I am able to lead others to Christ throughout my life, because we know tomorrow is not a promise, and if we miss an opportunity are we going to be responisible for a lost soul?

It's a lot to think about isnt it?

 

 

 


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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/20/2008
Michelle,

Powerfully penned - her faith in Christ will get here through. A few mis-spellings - but otherwise, very good.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/20/2008
Powerful story, Michelle, as only you can do! Very well penned; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri 5/20/2008
Very touching and tearful story thank you
all the best to you
Tuchy

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