August 30, 2009
Through A Child's Eyes
"A young child looks through a gate as an American Marine keeps watch whilst on patrol in Khan Neshin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, the furthest south of any coalition troops and near the border of Pakistan Tuesday Aug. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Lewis Whyld)"
As a mother, I cannot begin to know what a mother in Afghanistan (the country in this photo) feels or what hope she clings to for her child. When my children were young I was almost over protective, much to the chagrin of my children. It mattered not what other children were allowed to do or how much freedom their parents allowed them, I insisted on knowing where my children were at all times and when they were quite young, they had to be within sight. My son would get on his tricycle and nonchalantly ride down to the end of the building, glance over his shoulder to see me watching, and then ride like crazy around the corner only to see me run all the way to the end of the building and around that corner and the next corner by that time and see him waiting for me with the biggest grin on his dear little face!
My heart hugs the sweet child in this photo and the soldier who is someone's son.
Posted by CiCi