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Genuine gratitude for men braver than me

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.

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