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Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day....Thank you




As I have grown older I have developed a deep patriotism that I don’t remember having when I was younger. I love our nation and the freedom that God has blessed us with through our citizenship. I am awe struck by the brave men and women and their families that have and continue to sacrifice for my freedom. That is a commitment I can’t even quite wrap my mind around.

A family in my church lost their son in Iraq just about 3 weeks ago and I saw that not only he, but his family, have given so much so that my children can play ball in our yard without a concern. This mother gave her son…so that my sons will be free and safe. That is truly a gift I can never repay.

So, on this day, when we get carried away with sales at the mall or cook-outs and hours on the lake…I hope we can all stop and thank God for the brave men and women who have so willingly given all for our nation. Thank you.


6 comments:

  1. There's always more to be said, but you said it so well, why add to it? Thanks for posting those sentiments, I agree with you 100%.

    Jess

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  2. Wonderful post! I plan on sharing this with my son (who's quite a patriot for his age), and my father---this would especially please him!

    I hope that you had a wonderful weekend,

    Adnrea

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  3. We do have a great deal to be thankful for. As we get older, we realize just how precious life is, and the lives of those who protect us. May God hold them in the palm of His Hand.

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  4. Wow when you have someone you know that has lost a loved one, it does make you really stop and think.

    Thanks for sharing and have a blessed week.

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  5. Oh thank you for this entry.

    So much of our time is spent, without a thought to how our free/peaceful life style has been passed down to us. And is being maintained today still.

    We are in a land of plenty, in so many aspects. But this does not come, without a price.

    Hugs, Mari-Nanci

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