Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank You!

This morning has been a little bit of a hallmark moment for me. On our way to WalMart this morning we had to take a small detour because of our town Veteran's Day parade. I wanted to go, but Tatiana's green boogers deterred me from standing out in the cold. At WalMart there was a man standing by the door passing out red flowers to everyone to help us remember the veterans. He was dressed up in his WWII best and I couldn't help but think of his bravery over sixty years ago. I began thinking of my own sweet Rick who left his family for nine months to serve the US Army in Bosnia, even though things were medically falling apart for our children at home. In the store I saw a sweet little girl with a t-shirt that said, "My daddy and my heart are in Iraq" and it took everything to keep my composure.

How extremely grateful I am for the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. How completely amazed I am at the strength and faith of the families that are left behind. Thank you to you all. Your sacrifice will never go unnoticed.

7 comments:

Marissa said...

I agree, thank you all!

amy germer said...

I loved reading your thoughts! And that bit about the t-shirt almost made me cry. Amen!

Liz said...

Amen! Thanks for writing about this- those men and women definitely do not get the credit and publicity that they deserve!! :)

DeCrescenzo Family Blog said...

Wal-Mart? Really? I'm so disappointed in you.

MaryBeth said...

I knew you would be Rochelle, but the diapers there are way better than Target. I repent daily.

kellyclay said...

MaryBeth, Thank You and Thank you again for making me cry.

Velda said...

Good grief, MaryBeth, I came to your blog because I needed a laugh, and I got just the opposite. :-p

(Great article really)