Two Teens And Their Mama: Motivational Monday LII

Monday, May 30, 2016

Motivational Monday LII


One of my husband's best friends is a special forces Army Ranger.  He recently retired from active duty, but during his years he served four tours in Afghanistan, and countless other missions around the world.

Every time M's wife called to tell us that he was off on another assignment, my husband started worrying.  I can't imagine how his wife, his children, and his parents felt.  I can't imagine how he felt.

I'm so thankful there are men and women like M, willing to put their lives on the line every single day so that mine can be better.  For those who have lost their life in that same pursuit, I'm forever grateful.

Today, during BBQ's, campfires, and family time, I will take a moment to remember the brave soldiers - past, present, and future - who sacrifice themselves to ensure freedom for the rest of us.  They have done something bigger than themself, but the best I can do is say thank you.

16 comments:

  1. It is a huge sacrifice! I just found out today that one of the teachers at the kids school has a husband who is in the navy and has to serve for a year in Texas (6 hours away from here!). I can't imagine if Brian were to be in another state for a YEAR!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  2. Hope you're enjoying your holiday Monday! Let's talk soon!

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  3. Happy Memorial Day sweet friend! Have a lovely day!!

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  4. Lana, I feel such gratitude for all the men and women who serve their countries so that countless many of us can maintain our freedom... I feel incredibly blessed xox

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  5. I feel the same. We did two parades this weekend, and two local ceremonies, because I wanted to reflect a lot about what this weekend means.
    Thank you to all who serve/have served.

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  6. I appreciate Mr. G has such a supporting for his dear friend.

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  7. Well said! I am so thankful for the men and women who have served our country!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  8. This past weekend I thought a lot about how lucky we are to live in a country with the opportunities and freedoms that we have. I am grateful.

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  9. We are lucky to have people like your husband's best friend to protect our freedom!

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  10. so many amazing men and women who give up so much for a country they love do dearly. xo

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  11. My son going to Afghanistan for a year was the hardest thing I've ever lived with. Each and every day was excruciating. I am so very lucky to gave gotten him back in ine piece physically, the rest takes a long time.

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  12. My son going to Afghanistan for a year was the hardest thing I've ever lived with. Each and every day was excruciating. I am so very lucky to gave gotten him back in ine piece physically, the rest takes a long time.

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  13. I'm so grateful too! Well said Lana!

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