Saturday, May 28, 2011

Remember Why

This weekend is promising beautiful weather in our Southern neck of the woods.  And, being a long Memorial Day weekend, I'm sure many of us will be partaking in bar-b-que, homemade ice-cream, and lots of good times with our family and friends. 
As we spend time with our loved ones, I pray that each of us takes time to remember the amazing men and women that serve our country and the sacrifices made by them every day.

This is our handsome nephew Michael who is currently serving in Afghanistan,
I took this near Easter shortly before he was deployed.  We love you Michael!

And, as we are hugging our loved ones tight, may we remember the families that are aching to hug their husbands or wives, fathers or mothers, and sons or daughters, and what they wouldn't give to have the opportunity we have.  And, with that thought, may we hug a little tighter and a little longer.

To all of our troops, I say God bless each of you. Thank you for protecting this country that we love allowing us to feel a little safer as we lay our heads down each night. 

And, to the family members of those who have gone on before us, with my whole heart I thank you for your sacrifice. May God bring comfort and peace to your hearts, and may you know that we stand with you. 

My post from last Memorial Day shares a sweet memory about our military men and women, you can read it HERE.  I pray that each of us remember how fortunate we are to be Americans.

Have a safe and blessed Memorial Day my friends.

Enjoy your time, pass out lots of hugs, and most of all..
remember why.

I'd love to hear your Memorial Day thoughts.



Sueann said...

I think of those who are missing their loved ones who are serving or who have lost their lives serving. I send them prayers and gentle hugs!!

Jenny @ Faith + Pearl said...

Thank you, prayers and hugs to your family and your nephew Michael. Thanks so much for your comforting words at the loss of my grandmother too LaurieAnna :)


Unknown said...

I couldn't have said it better. Thank you for your thoughts as we reflect on the true meaning of this Memorial Day Weekend. God Bless All the men and women that serve us unselfishly to protect our freedom! God be with those families who have lost loves ones to war and to those who dearly miss their deployed family or friend. Thanx for sharing.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Beautiful post.... God bless all the men and women that protect our freedom, my prayers go out to them all and their families!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

A Thrifted Market said...

Beautifully said! Praying for our military families and those who are serving our country. Freedom is not free! God Bless.

Terri said...

Your blog is the most touching! My Father serviced thirty years (three wars.) My dh served twenty two years (two wars.) My son served sixteen years. Bless you and your family. Prayers for all! Hugs, Terri

Dakini said...

This is beautiful. And your choice of music makes it complete. Do you mind sharing the manes/artist of the music you selected?

Dakini said...

This is absolutely heart touching. And your selection of music just completes the sentiment. Do you mind sharing the Songs/artists that you have chosen for this? Many I want to get to know better.