Soldiers and 1st responders believe “empathy” from family members and loved ones help them heal…

by | Sep 4, 2013

WHEN A HERO COMES  HOME…most of us have little or no empathy for what our warriors experience far from home while fighting wars on behalf of 99% of American citizens who vote to send them into combat.  Nor do we understand the challenges of 1st responders who keep us safe and save lives on the home front 24/7…  We know very little about the military and 1st responder children and families who keep the home fires burning and are the caregivers of the heroes who serve America, often for the remainder of their lives…
Please take a moment of your time to look through the eyes of all those who serve America to protect our freedoms and keep us safe…  These are the heroes who come home and need our love and support in communities all over America…  Awareness is the first step toward having the empathy so critical to the journey of healing…
Steve Sparks

                        When a soldier comes home, he  finds it hard to listen to his son whine about  being bored.

                                                  To keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.

                              To be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for  work.

                                                                Newtown 1st Responders rush to the scene.

                             To be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night’s  sleep.

                                 To control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive  slower.


                                   To keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.

                                                            Boston Marathon Bombing…Never forget…


                                              To be civil to people who complain about their jobs.


                                  Remember the sacrifice of not being home when a son or daughter is born.

                           Honor and respect those who suffer the loss of loved ones in the line of duty.

                                  Honor the courage to move forward and make a difference for others.

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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