Dear Anonymous

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When I returned from my deployment in Afghanistan “Anonymous” decided to comment on my thank you post and say…

Are we supposed to feel sorry for you? You knew what you were signing up for and you were advised not to do it. So deal with your mess now.

Dear Anonymous,
First off, I’d like to thank you. While I was away fighting for our rights, I was spoiled with constant thanks from people who appreciated that I was risking my life for them. I never remembered those of you that hate the military, that complain about our government and are just all around disgusting individuals. I was fighting for you too.
I just wanted to thank you for helping me realize how much I don’t care what others think of me. I’m proud of who I am, what I’ve accomplished in life and what I SIGNED UP for. I signed up to protect you and your family. I signed up to make sure that the freedom you have to say such despicable things to me stays intact here. I signed up for you.
What I didn’t sign up for is the fact that you are disrupting over people’s lives. I don’t stand for anyone upsetting my friends or making anyone I know and respect feel uncomfortable. My readers are my friends, and guess what? You affected them. 
I also don’t stand for those that can’t be accountable. Next time you address me, use your real name. Cowards hide behind anonymous. So here it is: my message to you. This is me cleaning up my mess. And no, please don’t ever feel sorry for me. I don’t and I never will. 
Someone you obviously envy

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My name is Amiyrah and I'm an an African American fashion & lifestyle blogger based in Ohio.

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  1. 3.21.12
    Jenny said:

    Bravo! *virtual hug* we’re all proud of you and what you do for us 🙂

  2. 3.21.12
    Alex M said:

    What I don’t get, is that idiots like that fail to realize that because of people like you, there is no draft! As a kid, I remember my friend’s older brothers being shipped off to Vietnam — whether they wanted to go or not. At least no one today is forced to serve if they don’t want to. Yet they feel it is their right to criticize those who do.

  3. 3.21.12
    Melissa said:

    I always find it amazing that the meanest comments are let with no name. You are a coward to do that. Amiyrah – I am sorry you had to hear that but she/he doesn’t get it. I am proud of you… Melissa

  4. 3.21.12

    Unbelievable-Some people will never get it! It’s all about freedom and I thank you, girlfriend!

  5. 3.21.12
    Shell said:

    Ugh. Anonymous is an idiot. And doesn’t think about the fact that it’s people like you who allow them to continue to have rights like freedom of speech… too bad some of them abuse it and make it freedom to be a jerk.

  6. 3.21.12
    Eeek said:

    Anonymous clearly is an arsewipe of the lowest order – Sorry I am from the UK and politeness just is not our forte these days!!!

    And its not about feeling sorry or sympathy- its about support. jees what a fool and a snuffling idiot!!!

    Any job has challenges that the person doing the job may have to take a deep breath and steel themselves before they commit themselves to the job at hand. In the military, just as in other uniformed services though to a lesser degree – fireservice and police force etc etc you risk your life in the line of duty.

    I could go on all day. What a *^@*!

  7. 3.22.12
    winniesgirl said:

    Thank u so much for defending our freedom!! Ignore that nasty writer who has no class!! My family & I r so grateful to u!! So glad u r home safe with your family.

  8. 3.22.12
    slugmama said:

    How awful!
    I’m sorry you had to hear/see that. Thankfully not everyone is as selfish as Anonymous.

    I salute you and everyone who has ever heeded the call of service!!

  9. 3.23.12
    Kathy said:

    I have to let you know I received the last card I sent you back in the mail. You must have already left and you know how slow the mail is!! I remember in 1968 when my brother was killed in Viet Nam getting letters back in the mail after he died. It was devastating and I had the same gut feeling again but I knew you were home safe and sound! Thanks again.

  10. 3.25.12
    nutts4gb said:

    I cant believe people are that mean to post something like that, anonymous or not. I am thankful for anyone who serves their country or community in any way. Thanks for the insight into your life, home and away.

  11. 3.26.12

    You are a brave mother and wife, please don’t pay any attention to what a coward who hides has to say. Thank you for serving your country.

  12. 3.27.12
    Amiyrah said:

    Thank you all for your comments! Please know that it really didn’t bother me that much, especially since they posted as anonymous. Cowards tend to have the most to say lol. Love you all of you and your kind words.

  13. 3.30.12
    Lisa B. said:

    As usual, another who has a lot to say while hiding. I bet if blogger would change “anonymous” to say chicken sh!t, they wouldn’t comment. lol

    I’ve passed a blog award onto you.

  14. 3.24.17
    Jennifer G said:

    Thank you for doing what so many of us can’t/don’t/are afraid to choose. I respect your bravery. I am so very happy for you and your family that you made it home safely. I hope that you never have to deal with ungrateful people in the future (though I am sad to say I know that you still will).