I wasn’t planning on posting today. I had nothing scheduled and decided spending the day with my family making home made strawberry shortcake and grilling burgers, enjoying our last couple of weeks in this house, in this state, would be enough. However, this military wife (and a proud one at that!) had to mention how honored I am to be an American, to be born in this country where I can be anything I want. I can go to 8 years of college and become an educated women and be able to stay home with my babies, because that is my choice, and I (thankfully!) have the freedom to choose that. As does my daughter, my son, my niece and nephew and all those I love.
My husband is in the military. My brother, my father in law, my grandfather, both grandfathers on my husband’s side all served. These men (and let’s not forget my gorgeous women friends who serve as well, they are an inspiration to me!) do what most of us won’t. They work over holidays, they deploy for months or years at a time. They don’t get paid overtime and sometimes don’t get paid enough to pay all the bills. They are willing to risk their lives so we can be free.
I watch my husband serve every day. He puts on his uniform and goes to work, he flies dangerous missions knowing he is risking his life daily. He does this proudly and without fear. He has missed birthday’s, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Anniversary’s. He has worked unbelievably hard to make this country a better place and I am the luckiest woman alive to have him.
This Memorial Day I want to remember those who have lost their lives protecting our freedom and doing what most of us wouldn’t, as they are the ones we should honor. They are the heroes of our nation and they deserve to be remembered.