On tomorrow's edition of NORTH FLORIDA WRITER TALKS we will discuss this topic with Deborah Tainsh, a Gold Star Mom who lost her beloved son, Army Sergeant Patrick Tainsh, while he served his country proudly in Iraq in 2004. While death always brings sorrow, losing one's child is just something that is an unbelievable nightmare for a parent. We expect our children to live long after we are gone and when the opposite happens, it presents an anguish and a level of pain that is unique in human suffering.
Deborah will tell us the story of Patrick and how he decided that he wanted to serve his country in the Army. She will relate the grief that she and her husband a retired Marine Corps Sergeant Major felt and the helplessness that comes with the emptiness left behind after Patrick's death. But she will also tell how she came to cope with her pain by getting involved in helping others suffering from similar situations. She and her husband co-founded and she is now President of Hearts for Military Heroes, Inc. of Bay County in Florida, a not for profit organization serving the needs of military families facing the difficulty of returning to a reasonably normal life after such tragedy.
This is a story of inspiration and God-given spirit working through a woman who has experienced first hand the impact of war and death. I think it is important that all Americans understand what our military heroes have done and continue to do for us despite often astounding odds. America owes them great gratitude and they deserve the best that we can provide in terms of remembrance, love and care. Fallen, broken or back to normal physical capacity, they all have shared the horrors of war and it will be with them forever. Honor the commitment that all have bravely given so that we might be free.
Here's the link to Sunday's show airing at 2pm ET on Conservative Report Radio.