Beautiful! My baby brother (24) is in Iraq now. We seen him off about a month ago. I know how you feel! I will remember you in my prayers. It has been hard on my mother who is alone. She has started smoking again after having quit 20 years ago. It is very stressful on family. I have my husband and children to keep me busy and to keep my mind off of it, but I feel so sorry for those that have husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, and children over there. I cried when my brother left, but when you are seeing them off and you see a father or mother leaving behind children that are crying and leaving behind a spouse that will have to deal with all of this, it was breaking my heart. This poem hits the spot. Thanks again for posting!