Saturday, August 11, 2007

VIETNAM REDUX


Since my visit I have spoken with my children about my experience. I was embarrassed about my reaction to the wall. My wife told me that my reaction was understandable, but I still did not feel good about it. Then I spoke to my children and tried to explain what I felt. They were great about my feelings and even better they told me they were proud of me. I now feel ten feet tall. Enough said. Thanks to my family. They are the greatest.

10 comments:

KauaiMark said...

"...told me they were proud of me"

Can't ask for any higher praise from your family.

Law and Order Teacher said...

Thanks, kauaimark, for the visit and the compliment.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

You have nothing to be ashamed of. Now the anti war left on the other hand...

Karen said...

Thank you for your service. It was a long time ago and vets weren't able to properly heal, I think, as they came home and weren't appreciated for the service. Your reaction was completely normal.

Law and Order Teacher said...

Thanks for all your comments. I am a product of the generation in which showing emotion is not expected in men.

Incognito said...

Showing emotions makes you human.. It was a totally natural reaction.
Do not be ashamed! I'm glad you were able to resolve that within yourself!

rightwingprof said...

Your family is right. You have nothing to be embarrassed about. You have my thanks for your service, sir.

Law and Order Teacher said...

Thank you one and all for your comments. It feels good to come to grips with my time in Vietnam. I think I will be a better teacher because of it.

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Family can hold you up when the rest of the world lets you down. Good for your family!

ms-teacher said...

Just wanted to let you know that I've been thinking about you and hope that all is well.

thank you again for your service to our country.