This is Memorial Day weekend. It is a time to give thanks to all of the soldiers who have served honorably, who have passed. I am grateful for the liberties they have provided to us. In my opinion it is also a time to think of those who are uncomfortably overseas as I write this. Two very dear friends of mine are in Afghanistan at this very moment. I love them deeply. I spent last Memorial Day with them by a campfire and they will be missed this year. I will be thinking of them, missing them and giving thanks to them this weekend just as I do every day.
This was a good day for me to reflect on gratitude. In my darkest hour, I can always find strength in gratitude. My problems seem insurmountable and my heart is heavy with matters that are just outside of my control right now. Somehow, when I think of our soldiers, their bravery gives me strength to face whatever life throws my way. I am grateful for that. I am grateful for them.
I am grateful for my son and most of all, today and every day I am incredibly grateful for my amazing husband who is MY brave soldier.
Nothing will ever change that.
May your holiday weekend be filled with wonderful memories and gratitude all your own.