American Babies

Julie at A Little Pregnant has written a beautifully poignant entry on how the death of an Ohio marine affected her.

An excerpt:

There are all kinds of things people tell you you won’t understand until you’re a parent. If you’re infertile, you bitterly resent that, and you might not quite believe it. I didn’t. But although I knew it intellectually, I did not understand, until I gave my pajamaed son his coaster and watched him jam it against his gums with a shudder of eagerness, that every soldier who fights and dies was once some mother’s baby.