Today as I step in to take the baton for the RVF (Rolling Victory Fast), I would like to honor our newest L’il Trooper and his family!
He arrived early Tuesday morning, January 30th, 2007.
I will be saying a special prayer for his Daddy, a proud Warrior of the 4/9. May his journey back to the States be swift and safe. May his leave time be spent sharing the special moments that their precious bundle of joy is providing. May this wonderful family remain strong in your loving hands.
Baby Gene ~
… and for New Momma Jess:
The bravest battle that ever was fought!
Shall I tell you where and when?
On the maps of the world you will find it not;
‘Twas fought by the mothers of men.Nay not with the cannon of battle-shot,
With a sword or noble pen;
Nay, not with eloquent words or thought
From mouth of wonderful men!
But deep in a walled-up woman’s heart –
Of a woman that would not yield,
But bravely, silently bore her part –
Lo, there is the battlefield!
No marshalling troops, no bivouac song,
No banner to gleam and wave;
But oh! those battles, they last so long –
From babyhood to the grave.
Yet, faithful still as a bridge of stars,
She fights in her walled-up town –
Fights on and on in her endless wars,
Then silent, unseen, goes down.
Oh, ye with banners and battle-shot,
And soldiers to shout and paise!
I tell you the kingliest victories fought
Were fought in those silent ways.
O spotless woman in a world of shame,
With splendid and silent scorn,
Go back to God as white as you came –
The Kingliest warrior born!
– Joaquin Miller (1839-1913)
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