I knew the end was coming soon to our time in Iraq, but as I was reading the news this morning, it shocked me to know that our troops were done with our mission there. I don't know about you, but I've had mixed emotions today about it - happy to be out, anxious of what may happen in the future and hopeful that they sacrifices made there will be known and remembered.
I never served there. I never touched the soil or looked into a face of an Iraqi. But Joel did. And because of him, I feel somewhat invested in Iraq.
I hope that as our troops come home, that we would remember their sacrifice to a country that is not theirs and that we would continue to be prayerful for the people of Iraq.
Well done, USA. And welcome home.