Friday, October 27, 2006

Waiting for War

It's kind of scary, knowing you are going off to war soon. At first, you don't think about yourself, you think about your loved ones. Will they be OK while I'm gone? Will they be scared for me?

Then you begin thinking about yourself...about the possibilities. Will I be alright? What happens if I get shot? Will it hurt? What if I get injured? What if I do something stupid and get taken out?

I'm talking about paintball, of course. What? You didn't think I was really going off to war, did you? (Hahahaha)

Yes, tomorrow is the day. It should be lots of fun and I wish more boys were going because it's a great time to get to know each other.

I always wonder what REAL soldiers think before they go off to war. When I paintball, I shoot people and it's fun. When I get shot, it usually doesn't hurt too bad, but imagine avoiding bullets like our soldiers do!
Once, when paintballing, my comrade was taken out right beside me and I immediately dropped to the ground in thick grass. I inched forward and listened intently for the sniper and thought I saw a glimpse of him/her in a bush. Just as I was about to pull the trigger, a paintball caught me square in the middle of the forehead! I remember walking off the field that day with a greater respect for soldiers.


Justin said...

Hey I think I remember that!

Anonymous said...

Hey Franklin! I for one know that Dillon had a wonderful time at the paint balling event that you worked so hard at planning and were so diligent in reminding us. Thank you! I know a couple of other boys who were planning on coming and accidentally forgot too. Schedules are so hectic....probably not a good thing. But just wanted to let you know we appreciate you and encourage you to keep on keeping on!