ANOTHER MORNING IN THE BLUE LODGE
By David Elijah Livingstone
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I was up most of the night last night contemplating the complexity of life on life’s terms. I was grieving over the untold struggles of relationships, and obligations. It has been my experience that a soldier does not always want to leave his/her Mother, Father, and family to go and risk his/her life not knowing with certainty of whether he/she will return, and if fortunate enough to do so whether they will have all their body parts intact when they do. I know they also must be concerned with, will my family still be there and intact if/when I return?
Will my family members still be intact, and will they be there for me when I return? None the less, the soldier must perform their sworn oath just the same. This having been said, I consider the loneliness and disdain of the spousal relationship. They may not have taken that same oath of office. They may wonder to themselves, “Why should I put up with this erratic behavior and lifestyle? I did not make that pledge.”
Herein may be tested the true strength and the moral fiber of the parties involved. With this in mind I grieve with the moral and intellectual struggles of my family members. I will always be my Children’s Dad, and my Brothers brother! In the name of GOD, I pray for my family.