Dear Mr. President and Government,
I want to take a moment to just let you know how I am feeling right now. As an American Citizen, I am so discouraged that we cannot come to a compromise in the budget. I am sick to my stomach that you are fighting like 5 year olds on the playground. It breaks my heart that you are throwing tantrums and demanding that others do what you want them to do and no longer care what the American People want. There is so much more that is making me so upset. But there is something that is dear to my heart that is making it break more!
I am married to an Active Duty Marine. We have an amazing family that consists of three amazing kids. My daughter is so sweet and loves to help others. My middle son is a ball of sunshine and helps make everyone he meets happy. My youngest son is a ball of fire and ambition! My husband and I are high school sweethearts who met at church youth group. We love our life in the Marine Corps most days, but like any other job it can be challenging as well. Our life if full of ups and downs. I am sure that you as our government officials can understand the frustrations that our American Military is going through on a daily basis.
This leads me to why I am writing to you. The fact that you are using the military to leverage what you desire from the other party is sickening! It breaks my heart that you are using my amazing family as a bargaining chip in your sick childish game. I am sick and tired of hearing of the Republican party and the Democratic party.. Where is the American Party? Why has our country become so divided that we no longer want what is best for the people who matter… The American People?
I am heartbroken to think of the families who will not be able to purchase diapers, food and milk that is needed on the 15th of October. I remember when there was a time when my husband first started that I had to buy groceries for the two of us with the $50 that was remaining from his paycheck. I worried each and every day how we would survive with the new bundle of joy we were excitedly expecting at the time. With faith and the miracles that God provided each and every day we survived. I pray that God has programs setting in place right now for the families who will need it. Thank God we are in a place where we are a little bit more stable today than where we were 12 years ago. I know I can save and have a buffer on the 15th of October. I hope the other families are able to do the exact same.
It makes me mad that we are so expendable to the President and Government. It makes me mad that when things get tough, the military gets pooped on… “Sorry the military will be at work but they will not get paid until we reach the agreement where I (and this means either side Democratic Party or Republican Party) win”. I am sorry Mr. President and everyone else who is throwing a tantrum… You are not winning. I beg you to stop using my family and the amazing families that I have met a long the journey of the last 12 years to get what you want. We are so much more than just something to use as leverage. The military families I have met are full of children who are just like mine. Every family is completely special. They deserve to be treated with respect just like your families should be treated with.
Military families.. I want to tell you how amazing you are. The things you go through day in and day out is completely awesome! I know there are times when it can be hard but believe me; these days pass quickly and will make memories one day you will look back on. One day we will tell our grandbabies about the hard experiences we lived in today and how it made us amazingly stronger for tomorrow.
Until next time:
*** Update: I have sent this letter usps yesterday, Monday September 30,2013. !!!***