Driving home from school today my girl asked, Mom, do we know any Veterans? I said yes we do. We do? Who? Well, your dad, papa, grandpa, granny, and great grandpa. You also have several great uncles that are Veterans. She says really? Did they fight in a war? Yes they did. She was amazed and told me all about how she was going to share this with her class tomorrow. It's Veteran's day. A day to remember those that have served our country. As I stopped to really think about what this day meant I was overwhelmed. Have you ever really thought about the sacrifices made for our freedom. The sacrifices made by our military families. As a little girl I remember shipping my dad off to sea. I didn't really understand what that meant I just knew it was his job. This summer my kids found their papa's journal that he kept while stationed on a submarine. They giggled at the letters he wrote home that never made it there because how do you mail something when you are living underwater. It was a reminder of the sacrifices made while away from family. This Veteran's day take just a moment to really think about what it means to serve our country. To all those who have served and to those who have stayed behind and prayed, Thank You.
*The above picture is my dad on the deck of the USS America in 1968. My mom was home with my brother, he was 2. I wasn't thought of yet.