Wednesday, January 30, 2008

For Troy and D-man


D-man's partner Troy left for his tour of duty yesterday. This is the candle I'm burning for them both. It sits in front of a ginger jar with the Chinese character for marriage, or "double happiness." With the candle's smoke, I send up my prayers that Troy comes home safely, and that both of them live out their days together in double happiness.

10 comments:

SubtleKnife said...

Thank you for alerting me to his blog, it's great. I'm sending positive thoughts into cyberspace for them.

sageweb said...

That is sweet. So sad. I hate when people have to be apart, specially under these conditions.

yellowdog granny said...

I'm a firm believer in prayer and the lighting of candles to send the prayers on...good luck and goddess bless to your friends

Auld Hat said...

You are a beautiful person. (:

Elizabeth said...

Thanks all of you, and thanks for your good wishes to d-man. I'm sure the support will help him through. xoxo

D-Man said...

You made me cry big fat crocodile tears. It's so beautiful. Thank you.

more cowbell said...

Hey, thanks for the link. I read some of what's written there, and like it, and will go back and comment there later. Military life ain't for sissies, that's for sure. My thoughts are with them both.

Elizabeth said...

d-man: Wish I could do more. Hang in there.

cowbell: Having been in the military, I'm sure your thoughts/perspective will be helpful. Hope you're on the mend.

mumbliss said...

This is painful. People have had to send their dearest people into danger and war for thousands of years,and it doesn't get any easier.
What a positive reponse to a difficult time for your friends. Thank you. I am sending prayers into the universe for Troy and d-man's safety and strength as well.

jason said...

amen