Growing up I always pictured myself marrying someone in the Army. I never thought it would actually happen. Then I met my husband. I fell in love, head over heels in love, and besides he really looked good in uniform. My life hasn't been the same since. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me besides our two boys we have together.
I have always had the up most respect for our military. I am ever so thankful for them. Not just on days like Memorial day, and Veterans Day, but every day! They are the reason we live in a FREE country! They are the reason we can tuck our children in at night and know that they are doing everything in their power to keep us all safe. Being an Army wife was a whole new world for me. Of course I was introduced to the Army by my father, but I didn't really get into what everything was all about until I married my husband. The Army was the biggest family I could ever have. Perfect strangers were willing to help me at the drop of a hat, if I needed it. I have seen many Army friends come and go. They get new orders and are soon gone to another duty station. They are NOT forgotten. I still remember each and everyone of you, and the impact you made on our lives. Thank you! I miss each of you dearly!
I have learned that freedom isn't free! Not only does a soldier sacrifice his/ her time away from their family, but their family is left behind to wonder, and worry for them constantly until they return home. Hopefully safe! Some are not so lucky!
So on this Memorial day weekend I want all of my readers to think about all that you have because of a soldier. You have freedom, peace, security and so much more! Please I urge you to thank a soldier. Thank a veteran. All too often we take for granted the things in life that mean so much, and we ignore the fact that some where, someone is sacrificing everything just for us!