For the Love of country/ Amy Bullock Sinkler/01/22/11-12pm
She could have been anything in this world-but Amy wanted to be more than just a girl.
She wanted to have pride in her job-and I know boot camp and serving was hard.
She was a kind person and will be missed-b/c she shared in the gift.
The gift of heart and bravery-as she gave her all for her country.
Amy was a daughter, wife-so she joined b/c her gift was to be a bright light.
It was to be all she could be-and to join the arm forces to serve her country.
And as I watch soldiers in boxes on the television-In some ways, I know why she carried that gun.
To be the girl who said yes instead of no-and to show even a female soldier can glow.
I feel it was hard for her to be-a female soldier in our counties Army.
But she took the bull by the horn-and did that which, isn’t the norm.
She signed on the dotted line-to serve and do her time.
From ROTC, to today-I feel she did it her way.
Strong, beautiful, black and proud-her enlisting screamed out loud.
I know it was hard to leave her husband, and family-but Amy did it, b/c she wanted to be.
Wanted to do something great-serve her country regardless of fate.
I feel she served, the best she could-enjoy being a soldier and doing good.
I don’t know what she felt at the end-I but I am sure, God has taken Amy with him.
She is in no more pain-please remember that, as you think of Amy again and again.
Remember how her smile took your breath away-and what she would say if she were here today.
I think she’d say, don’t cry for me-Im a proud soldier, and I gave my life for my country.
I think she would want us to rejoice-remember her in song and voice.
Amy would say, I tried to be the best I could be-and I did it all for the love of country.