Sunday, November 11, 2012
To our military~~thank you
Today, we celebrate Veteran's Day. On this day, we express our appreciation to those who serve. I will be the first to admit that I really can't express enough gratitude to those who serve our country. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
I do also want to take a moment and speak to military wives. My heart goes out to you. To those women who never know if their husbands are coming home, please know that I appreciate your sacrifice. I am no way going to say that I understand what you are going through. For the work you put into your home, trying to be "normal" is something I can't comprehend. For trying to keep the spirits up of your kids and those around you while praying your husband comes home. Military wives, I admire you. You are heroic. So I wanted to say thank you. Thank you to your husbands for serving abroad to keep our country safe and fight for freedom. Thank you wives, for how you are serving, here at home. Please know that your service here at home is not in vain. YOU are loved and I wanted you to know that you are not overlooked or forgotten. You sacrifice normalcy so we can have freedom. For that, I am grateful to you.
For the wives who are now caring for their husbands wounded during combat~~I also admire you. For your love and dedication to your husband, I pray that you have strength to face the day together.
For the wives who lost their husbands serving our country~~I pray that you find strength to face the day. You and your family paid the ultimate sacrifice and my heart aches for you.
I know that there are husbands whose wives serve. I say the same. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I know you are trying to provide normalcy that I am unable to comprehend. Please know that you are appreciated, loved, and I am grateful to you also.
For the military women who are serving our country abroad~~I want you to know that I admire your bravery and sacrifice for your country. You are women that young girls can look up to. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Finally, for the moms whose children are serving our country. You truly know that it means to let your babies go and I pray comfort for you, especially to you moms who have had to say good-bye forever. I know it isn't suppose to be that way. I am not going to say I understand. All I can say is I am so sorry and I mourn with you.
To all our military personnel~~THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU and Happy Veteran's Day.
Thank you for those who serve our country. Thank you for their sacrifices and for the sacrifices of their family and friends. Father, You know their needs and I ask that you meet them according to Your will. I pray for strength, comfort, healing, and peace that only You can give. Please bless them. Please help them know they are loved and appreciated. In Jesus' name, Amen