Theodore's World: Heather Martin Sings A Song For Her Brother Serving In Iraq

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January 01, 2007

Heather Martin Sings A Song For Her Brother Serving In Iraq

Heather Martin is 6 years old and sings a song that her mother wrote for her brother Shaun who is serving in Iraq. The song is written from Heather's point of view.

This little girl is absolutely adorable and you can tell she is singing it straight from her heart. God bless little Heather, her family and a special prayer for her brother Shaun and keep him safe.


You were almost sixteen when I came into the world.
Mom and Dad had you first then 3 more boys I'm the baby girl.
I sure have a lot to look up to in you, you're really smart and funny with a big heart too.
After one year of college you knew what you had to do.
It's just like you wanting to help with the war.
So you joined the army when I was only 4.
This time of year we talk of big plans but you're over seas in some distant land.
You can't be here for Christmas, I don't understand.

When are you coming home, Shaun?
When are you coming home?!
We lit up the house like we always do but it doesn't seem bright 'cause we can't have you.
In my prayers I ask God to keep you safe.
And I'm trying to be really brave.
Tell me that the fighting's through.
Come home!
I really miss you.

It's hard to enjoy the holidays without you.
But we're so proud of you and all the red white and blue.
Remember that Jesus is your best friend,
And someday our families will be together again.
Wow! You know we'll have a great big party then.


I want to show you how tall I've grown and introduce you to my new friends at school.
Maybe we could go and get some ice cream together but I really don't care what we do.


This is a news story about Heather with photos of her brother as well.

* Billy O'Blog Thank you so much Billy for sending this to me. It is so touching, and so very special.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 1, 2007 02:55 AM


Happy New year to all !!!!! and especially to you Chrissie. May you have all the best this year.

I came accross that video the other day and, as you say Chrissie, it is special.

What hit me right between the eyes this morning is the difference between the news stories you get at a local level and the national view.

This video was aired at a local station and frankly I don't know from where it came or their affiliation. It doesn't matter. What does matter is it is void of the poison spewed by the main stream press.

The first thing I saw today on the news. The very first thing I saw, this first day 2007, on ABC National news, was a report on.........."The disproportionate amount of casualties relative to killed in action that we are suffering in Iraq as opposed to previous wars!!!!!!!!"

Huh ??????? Where in the name of God do they get these people??

The reason the percentages of soldiers killed is lower than past wars is because of the advances we've made to save their lives!!!!! But you didn't hear ONE word about that. I guess we know who's glass is half empty.

It would appear that the MSM has not chosen the right New Years Resolution, or if they have, they already broke it. Nope, don't hold your hopes out for fair news reports on the national level.

Happy New Year anyway all.....

Posted by: Bily at January 1, 2007 08:43 AM

Ahh... There's nothing like a good cry to start the day!


Happy New Year!

Posted by: Derek at January 1, 2007 12:51 PM

Billy yes there is a huge difference in National news and our local news. Even the local news channel in Tampa an hour away which is a bigger city is a tad more left then our local news here in Sarasota.

What gets me too is when they say they will give us the news and explain it to us. Good grief. Explain it to us?? I don't think so, no thank you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 2, 2007 02:10 AM

Derek, it made me cry too, good tears.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 2, 2007 02:11 AM

Have posted before.this hits 60 & hav'in two toe heads that left at this age as i served this great nation not to return after retirement & let me be a dad-even tho there adults now hurts.PTSD-Vietnam has seperated us.It's god's will-thankyou fer this moment & young american that lifted on old vet-Chief

Posted by: dan at January 5, 2007 09:34 PM

Dan, I am always so glad to see you my friend. Thank you for being in my life.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 6, 2007 02:11 AM

Thank you Heather for that beautiful song right out from your heart.I have 4 sons n a daughter your age.would love to meet you.

Posted by: serena koay at January 11, 2007 02:21 AM

omg!! this is such a beatiful song and i cry everytime i hear it. god bless!!!

Posted by: jessica at January 13, 2007 11:34 PM

Does anyone know of a pro troops rally or
hanoi jane appearance in 2007. As a vietnam vet I would like to attend to support our president and our brave troops around the world.

Posted by: bob deters at January 29, 2007 11:36 AM

HI Bob, I wish I knew. I have been to the Support the Troops rallies several times but I haven't heard of any that are being done. I wish there were.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2007 03:45 AM