Monday, May 30, 2011

Grateful 53/365

Grateful for the sacrifices that were made so I can raise my son in this country.

Today I'm Remembering

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.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Grateful 52/365

Grateful that Jimmy likes my cooking.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Then They Became Mommies

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.

Grateful 51/365

Grateful to be a mommy!!! 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Grateful 50/365

If he isn't cute, there is no such thing as cute.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Grateful 49/365

Grateful that Spring is finally here. And it better be here to stay.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Grateful 48/365

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.

"The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done." -- George W. Bush