"It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense
of our country, in defense of us, in wars far away. The imagination plays a
trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as
something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray haired. But most of them
were boys when they died, and they gave up two lives—the one they were living
and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to
be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be
revered old men. They gave up everything for our country, for us. And all we
can do is remember." Ronald Reagan
Thank you to those who have served and still serve.
Thank you Dad! I miss you tons. Ultimately, you gave your life for this country. You have always and will always be my hero! xoxox
Ok, so my last post... a bit deep so I think I should soften this up with things that I am thankful for.
I know I've expressed this before but I am so, so grateful for her! Lynkin
I love this dog like no other. He's my forever dog. He's amazing and good and sweet. He pretty chill and cuddles. He likes to sleep on the couch but only when no one is on it. I think God must have known I'd need L in my life and he came right in time. Family
my cousins (Ronni and Steph) and my Aunt Rosann. I know I can pick up the phone and rely on one of these 3 to be there for me in a heartbeat. I know the rest of my family is there for me too and I'm grateful for them as well. My home
I love my house! My job
I can truly say I enjoy my job. There are days when I don't but overall, I'm thankful for my job and that it can provide me the comforts of my home and let L eat on a daily basis.
My health Life
This is kind of huge because the last two years have been very hard for me. Still is... but I am thankful for waking up in the morning and the life I have. Friendship
I have amazing friends whom I feel I've pushed away over the last two years. My friends are still there, I just need to remember to reach out. I really have true friends and I'm so thankful for them! My dad
My mom gets it... my dad was my heart. My mom is as well but my dad is just different. I've spend time reading posts on Facebook from children who grew up without their dad, who had strained relationships with their dads because of the war, and it makes me realize after all these years how amazing my dad was. I took him for granted for so long and I regret that. At the same time, I'm more than forever grateful for my divorce that brought me closer to my dad. That sounds crazy but it's the truth. My dad did his very best and I'm so thankful that God chose him to be my dad. I love him with all my heart. I miss being able to call him and talk with him. So anyone reading this.... do not take your parents for granted because one day you'll want another conversation and you won't be able to get one.
These are things that I am thankful for. I'm also thankful that within me, I have a faith in God. Even if I may be angry, my faith is still there. If I didn't have this faith, I don't think I'd make it in this world.