THe Harting Family

THe Harting Family

Friday, June 11, 2010

30 Days of Me---Day 8

Day 8--A Photo that makes me sad

I chose this photo because not one image from the wars has made such an impact on me. When I first seen this picture I felt like I knew her, and felt so much pain for her. I prayed I would never walk in her shoes but understood what she was doing and knew I would have done the same. I think about her a lot. Even all this time later.

The night before the burial of her husband’s body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of “Cat,” and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. “I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it,” she said. “I think that’s what he would have wanted.”


Trudy said...

The article was intense. Actually, I have saved it and read it occasionally....even though it makes me sob every time.

Renee said...

Wow...this is a powerful picture! I never want to be there...I pray every night that I don't get the visit in the wee-hours of the next morning.

Anonymous said...

This made me cry so much. Do you mind if I credit and repost?

USMCWIFE said...

I know the picture is very powerful. I have never forgotten it. The Wifey, please feel free to repost.

A Sailor's Wife said...

I've never forgotten that pic either! :(

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