Sunday, May 30, 2010

Soldier Boy


Dear Soldier Boy:

Thanks for coming to get a massage from me while you were here on leave from Iraq. It was so cool you you could be home on Memorial Day weekend and your mother's birthday.

I know we didn't talk much, a little casual conversation as we began, and then you got relaxed and quiet. But really, you didn't need to tell me your story, it was stored in your body and communicated without words.

No, son, put your wallet away. Your money is no good here today. Here's the deal...you take care of my body and I'll take care of yours.

Wishing you safe passage, with all my heart, until you return,

your massage therapist

20 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles.

Subby said...

Damn! You're good! So many of my own Mother's b-days I've missed...because I was away...at sea...

Gemel said...

I have tears in my eyes, that was from your heart.
WONDERFUL

TechnoBabe said...

You are a lovely, loving person.

Dave King said...

Good.

DUTA said...

"..you take care of my body and I'll take care of yours" - what a sentence, a key sentence!!
The entire post is very moving and is a display of your loving, grateful heart.

Ronda Laveen said...

Brian: Smiling back.

Subby: Thank you for what you did for us.

Gemel: I felt so honored.

TechnoBabe: Ahh...

Dave: He was a good man.

DUTA: Sometimes less is more, yes?

Christina said...

Holy shmoly! :-o

I know that was a true story!
*Sniff*

Baino said...

Sweet, they deserve a freebie!

Ronda Laveen said...

Christina: Yep, true.

Baino: They most certainly do!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Sniff, sniff-- looking for the Kleenex.
That was lovely,
jj

Megan said...

Aw, Ronda. That's just awesome.

Ronda Laveen said...

Joanna: I know, it was so touching.

Megan: Shucks.

Reya Mellicker said...

THis is so beautiful, it made me want to cry. Thank you.

Jen said...

I hope they all get to come home soon.

Jingle said...

wow,
powerful image,
it tells a lot!

Ronda Laveen said...

Reya: It was truly a beautiful moment in time.

Jen: Me too.

Jingle: Often times, I find the little things to be so powerful.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

ah so poignant

his story being stored in his body - profound statement and well put - this had me catch my breath - so true so true....

thanks hope he returns soon for another massage and stays (as in out of harms way)this time.....

Mrsupole said...

Yup, tears comes to my eyes as I read this one. Wish everyone treated the military in such a special way. They are willing to give up their lives to protect us and it is just a little thing we can do for them.

God bless you.

Jingle said...

those duckling are adorable!
yes, I do believe in miracles!