A Little Perspective about DWTS from Afghanistan

Typical Palin picture – the day Track left for his second deployment.

As many of you know, my brother Track is in Afghanistan.  This week, I got the rare chance to talk to him over the phone, and I was so excited to hear his voice and know that he was safe.

While we were talking, I told him about Dancing with the Stars All Stars and he sounded confused.

“What show?” he asked.

He had no idea I was on DWTS!

There’s a lot of talk about being “in jeopardy” on this show, but most of us never experience real jeopardy.  The fact that Track didn’t even have the time to think about Hollywood or a dance competition put all of this in more perspective for me.

Thanks, Track, and all of the United States military.

For the perspective and everything else you do!

Track says goodbye to Tripp at the airport when he went back to Afghanistan.

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  • http://breakpoint.org Gina

    Thanks and blessings to your brother for his service! May he come back safe and well!

  • Cathie

    In the words of the lovely Carrie Underwood, “When you figure out love is all that matters after all, it sure makes everything seem SO SMALL.” I love your faith and your courage, Bristol! You and your family are a true inspiration to me!

    • http://scribblesscriptsandsuch.blogspot.com Rissi

      Love what you say here, Cathie! So true.

    • Gayle

      Very well said!

  • http://scribblesscriptsandsuch.blogspot.com Rissi

    This is a GREAT ‘perspective,’ Bristol. Thanks for reminding us who the real heroes are. :-)

    Best of luck tonight – no matter what those judges say, you were and have been, fabulous! Don’t lose heart, and keep up the good work!

  • SunnyJ

    There you go Bristol. That’s exactly the right way to look at everything. Be fearless in life, everything to gain and nothing to lose…until you are in “true jepardy” and you have everything to lose…and you go fearlessly forward because you will not accept anything less. I hold you and your brother and all of your family in my heart as you are all demonstrating fearlessness in one way or another. Most sincerely, J

  • Laurie

    Great perspective to have! You are so positive and have a great attitude. No matter what happens- you have had a great time, and God has perfect timing for everything.

  • Misty

    Great reminder for all of us, Bristol! Love the bunny ears Sarah is making the the background. Glad to know Track is fine!

  • Angie Wilson

    Confession: I totally have a crush on your bro ;)

  • charli chad

    So sweet and very true. Our soldiers ARE the ones in real jeopardy and death path everyday. Continuous prayer for them!

  • Al Wilson

    I’m a 61 yo veteran, and your post & pictures brought tears to my eyes. God Bless Track and your whole family.

    As for DWTS, I felt you & Mark were robbed. Your facial expressions were perfect for that dance. I do think the judges have been much more critical of you & Mark both seasons. On the other hand, you do have some serious competition. Good Luck & God Bless.

  • Kim Castro

    Bristol, you’re so very right. I have two Marine nephews overseas, one somewhere near your brother. They are in a world of uncertainty and truly aren’t promised tomorrow. My prayers o Track, my nephews and all our military. Sometimes we forget in our lives that there is so much more in this world…..Jeopardy, Bristol you’re not in Jeopardy. You’re a very blessed young lady born to 2 wonderful parents, exceptional family and many supporters. No matter what happens tonight you’ll still be Bristol Palin a beautiful young lady, great mom to a handsome young man with a bright future who was blessed with starring on your own show, writing books, on DWTS twice! Once as one of the DWTS All Stars!! You’re not in jeopardy, you’re a woman with an exciting future and I applaud you for all you’ve accomplished in the face of controversy! Thank you for being a good role model to single moms and for all you do!