Monday, February 11, 2008

Saving Private Ryan

I watched it last night. Not because I wanted to but because my hubby watches everything and anything that has to do with WWII. For those of you who don't know, Saving Private Ryan is a movie staring Tom Hanks. His mission is to find Private Ryan and bring him home. You see, he's the remaining son in a family who'd just lost their three other sons in the war. So sad.

My hubby was there, he lived it. He was at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed, he's been on a sinking ship. I guess that's a part of his life he can't let go and he rarely talks about. I can't tell you the times he's said to me, "This is history, you'll learn something." How can I tell him, I don't want to learn something that's so heart breaking and meaningless?

I wouldn't be good in war. I'm not a coward; at least I don't think I am. I just don't think I have it in me to hurt someone. When I was a kid growing up I remember the couple of scrapes I got into in school, like most kids. This one girl and I got into a fight and my idea of hurting her was sitting on her and pulling off her fake fingernails. Of course, back then they were the stick on kind you bought at the drug store and easy to remove. Whenever my sister and I would fight I would run to my bedroom and lock the door, because I didn't want to hurt her.

If I was fighting for my life, or for those I love, that might be different. No, I know it would be different. I want to live like anyone else. However, war will forever be senseless to me.


Jambrea said...

I think we can always learn from history. I don't think enough people take time to learn about it. I don't know about you, but I don't want some events in history to repeat themselves and there is always that danger if you don't know what happened in the past.

Saving Private Ryan was so real. I couldn't even begin to imagine being there. Your husband must be very brave and very lucky! What a horrible time in our history.

I was in the military, but only for 2 years. I have family still in the Armed Forces. Even saying that I couldn't imagine hurting anyone either. I was more behind the scene. I think it take a lot of guts to be able to stand for our county like that. I'm in awe of your husband! Please thank him for me!! My dad was in Vietnam and to this day won't talk about it. He probably never will.

You are right about war being senseless, but I don't think we will ever be without it, at least in my life time. I think your husband would understand your views. Not everyone feels the same way and that is why our country is go great.

Ok...I'm done. :)

Debbie Wallace said...

That's another reason I didn't like watching Saving Private Ryan. It was too real, too heart breaking.

No matter how you look at it war is bad. So bad that men who served in it, men who are supposed to be tough, can't even talk about it. I can't imagine what they take with them to their graves.

I hope you're wrong about us not being without war in our life time:) For our children and their children...

Jambrea said...

I hope I'm wrong too! I have a three year old and I would LOVE for him to live in a world with out war!

CrystalGB said...

I don't think I could hurt anyone either unless they were trying to kill me or my loved ones.

ruth said...

Sometimes it is hard to take the reality in certain movies. They are real though.