with some lady person on Facebook. I wish I could tell you my name and then you could all go leave messages and defend me. LOL That would be way to much information to put out there in internet land! Privacy is what enables me to blog from my heart.
Here is what she put up on FB: Whitney Houston had a drug problem, went to rehab, died in her bathtub and got recognized on the news and internet. NJ governor ordered the flags half mast on Saturday as a tribute to Whitney. 24 year old Army Pfc. Cesar Cortez, assigned to 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Bliss, Texas, died the exact same day serving during Operation Enduring Freedom and I, personally, haven’t heard his name until now. If you believe that the people who are dying daily for your and my freedom are the true American heroes and deserve more respect than any celebrity, re-post if you agree.
My response: I don’t believe that….I think there is more than enough respect and compassion to go around for EVERYONE. An addict is not less deserving of our compassion and respect than any other including all those in the military fighting for our freedom.
Now it has down graded to a pissing war and I hate myself for responding at all. It is not the flag thing that bothers me. It is the fact that she reduced another humans life to one sentence: She had a drug problem, went to rehab and died in a bathtub. We are all so much more than our poor decisions. My son is so much more than an addict. Whitney’s life was so much more than dying in a bath tub. Where is the compassion? Why is it so easy to throw an addict out like a worthless piece of trash. I don’t understand that rationale and it pains me more than I can express in words on my blog.
I don’t want my epitaph to read: Here Lies the mother of an addict. Who died trying to save her son…my life is so much more than that.
PS I went back and read the ending. I really do know that it is not my job to save my son. It just sounded very noble. LOL Although, I sometimes think others might see me as that at times.
This was his final response after I said would no longer respond: Ron Getthatmoney DeShetler