Grateful for the sacrifices that were made so I can raise my son in this country.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Today I'm remembering the men and women who paid the price.
Today I'm remembering friends, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, a husband... who put the stars and stripes on their sleeve, and were prepared to pay their very lives for this freedom that we love.
Today I'm remembering the Vietnam vet who stood at the wall remembering his buddies. The man who wondered why it was them and not him. Why there were 58,267 names and not 58,268.
Today I'm remembering the countless vets like him, who remember, who wonder... who sacrificed so much.
Today I'm remembering. Tomorrow I will remember again.
And I will teach my son to never, ever forget.
Labels: military appreciation
Monday, May 16, 2011
We met when we were young. Very young. I forget our exact ages, but after spending a couple days together, we became fast friends. Because we lived so far apart, our friendship continued on paper. I doubt there were ever two closer pen pals. We filled page, after page, after page to each other... often. It seemed the phases we went through always seemed to coincide with the other. And then we both fell in love at the same time, and we were both pregnant at the same time.
I was so thrilled when I got to go spend a day finally with Rachel after the birth of her so beeeeeyoutiful baby girl. It was so much fun to meet eachother's babies for the first time. Hers so beautiful and serene, mine so big and strong and gruff. It was so cute. I couldn't believe how much Jimmy adored little Miss Angeline. So precious! In hindsight, I wish I hadn't been so busy visiting and cuddling a newborn and taken more pictures, yet I couldn't trade the cuddling and visiting for anything.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Grateful to hear lastnight's news. Grateful to each and every member of our Armed Forces who sacrificed so much in this war against terror. Grateful to every loved one that watched them go and stood by their sides while separated by thousands of miles. Grateful to be experiencing the wave of relief as the wife of an OIF vet that a horrible year of deployment has finally been justified. Grateful that Usama bin Laden has met justice.