Comments: FUTURE

Good luck, and be strong. I am wishing you and your man all the very best.

Posted by Dominic at November 15, 2004 12:22 PM

Sarah - I am truly sorry for the loss of that man for his wife and son. I hope you enjoyed every second of your two weeks with your husband. It is the families of the soldier's that sacrifice the most for their service and being grateful (we are) isn't enough - but it's all we've got to give. Although it may be difficult - you should offer a shoulder to that woman who indeed is suffering and bewildered. It might not seem like much - but I'm sure she needs the support. God bless you.

Posted by Kathleen A at November 15, 2004 12:28 PM

Was enjoying your latest entry, until. Then you drop-kicked me right in the stomach.

A nice, good evangelical prayer seems so insufficient, now, and when I cannot form the words, I sometimes reach into the liturgy:
"Kyrie eleison, Christa eleison, Kyrie elieson." (Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy.)

That is all I can pray on behalf of CAPT Sims' wife and her (THEIR!!) son. I continue remembering you, Sarah, and your husband, too. Be safe, sir. Be strong, Sarah.

Grace and peace be yours,

Jim

Posted by Jim Shawley at November 15, 2004 06:31 PM

God bless you both. Be strong Sarah. Many people are praying for you and we are aching for the young mother and child. May God comfort them and you.

Posted by Pamela at November 15, 2004 11:57 PM

Mark Levin read the piece about Captain Sims in its entirety on WABC radio tonight. No words can console his widow. I hope she and their son find peace in knowing what a wonderful man he was. He made the ultimate sacrifice for them, for you and for me. I shall never forget that.

Posted by Jim - PRS at November 16, 2004 03:40 AM

Strength---courage---vision. Please tell Mrs Sims that her husband is a hero---his service has made our world a better, safer place. Small comfort, right now, but true.

Damn.

Posted by david at November 16, 2004 05:36 AM

My prayers go out to the wife and family of CPT Sims.

Sarah, my prayers and strength go out to you as well. The only thing you can do right now is be there for her, she's going to need all the support she can get.

I was in your shoes 2 weeks ago, I pray I'm never there again.

Stay strong and take care of you.
Tink

Posted by Tink at November 16, 2004 10:50 AM

The Sims family, those in harm's way, and those who love them, will be in our prayers when we put our son to bed tonight.

Posted by LMC at November 16, 2004 09:50 PM

Sarah:

I'm so sorry. This stuff just hits so hard.

I used to be more resilient, but lately it seems each time I hear a familiar name it hurts more, not less.

Hold your husband extra long the next time you see him. The only upside I've been able to see in all of this is that it makes me appreciate every second, see so much more clearly everything we have that is worth preserving.

We are so very lucky.

God bless you, hon.

Posted by Cassandra at November 17, 2004 01:15 PM

CPT Sims was a great man to work with and had the respect and admiration of his soldiers, NCOs and Officers. Prayers to his wife and infant son. May the find comfort soon. CPT Sims has made the ultimate sacrifice. HE WILL NOT BE FOGOTTEN!

Posted by SFC Brosch at November 19, 2004 11:18 AM