Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Today I decided that during our time with family and friends that I'm going to take some time with my kids and do a little lesson on our military and what Memorial Day is really about. We get so caught up in the cookouts, fireworks, parades and food that we sometimes forget that today there are people who are grieving deeply. There is a parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse or even child who misses their loved one very much. It saddens me that there is only 1 day to recognize the sacrifice those have made for us. I know there are people who realize this more then on Memorial Day but its easy to forget as we go about our daily lives that there are many whose lives have been forever changed. I have the utmost respect for our military, both dead and alive, they all played a role in us having our freedom and I'm forever grateful. I am very honored to have many people in my family who served. I remember when my youngest brother went to Iraq the pain it caused my parents, I've never in my whole life seen my dad cry and there wasn't a time where we would mention my brothers name where he didn't just break down, it broke our hearts. I thank God in heaven that he kept my brother safe, he ended up doing 3 tours and every time he left we had many sleepless nights. So today we want to Thank all of you who have served and our prayers are with you all and your loved ones. Thank You.


  1. Thank you to your brother and thank YOU for this post. Very real and it's a nice reminder. We should never forget that others are suffering greatly. You know, now that I'm a parent I can understand why your Dad would cry at just the mention of your brothers name. Very deep!!