Monday, May 2, 2011


I was writing my nightly e-mail to Brian when a close friend called and the first words out of her mouth was, "Osama Bin Laden is dead!"

I can honestly say that after the thought actually registered in my brain, my first feeling was not of celebration, but dread. I think my initial Facebook status mirrored that as I questioned what this breaking news would mean. What will our country face in the coming days?

My biggest question is, "What will our deployed military face? What will my HUSBAND and the rest of his unit face?" What kind of retaliation will happen. As a friend of mine said, Americans were SO angry to see the celebration in the street after September 11th. The images on TV today are showing similar celebrations going on. The anger that the terrorists are certainly feeling will most likely be bringing them storming to our front lines. To our front doors!

It's a relief to have one less terrorist in our world. However, there are many more willing to take his place and already have. With Bin Laden's death, we need to become more vigilant as a nation in these coming days. We got him, but he has many followers that are willing to do whatever it takes to hurt us.

The fight on terrorism is not over...our military's job is not over. Keep focusing on supporting our troops. We have the best military in the world and they did a great job with this mission, as they ALWAYS do, day in and day out. Bless our troops and bless our country.

I am so proud to be an American and so proud to be a military wife...not just on days when the mission is accomplished, but every other day as well. I love you, Brian! Stay safe...we pray for you and our military EVERY DAY!


jilljohnandhope said...

Oh Kerum, I don't even know what to say. We are all so proud of Brian and all you do to support him. Prayers and hugs for you all in this uncertain time.

Anonymous said...

Kerum, I would love to know Brian's thoughts on this. Can he share them or would that not be approperiate.
I am so proud of him and you too of course!

Brian and Kerum said...

Kaye, I can ask him and see if I can post his response. We haven't been able to talk much since hearing of this news, so we've only discussed this minimally. The biggest thing he has said about it is to be careful where I go...that he's sure there will be some retaliation at some point and he wants me to be careful.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with your sweet family, Matt and his sweet family,and all of our service families from the past and future. We have all endured more than we should to protect our country. I am not sure that there will ever be world peace, but I can't help but pray for it. Be safe.