Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank A Veteran

(photo courtesy of: samanthaTSU at

Today, I'd like to encourage you to pray for our U.S. military, active and veterans, and their families.
Whether you take great pride and fully support our military OR even if you disagree with the jobs and missions they are assigned to carry out, I gently remind all that because of the job they do, they personally ensure your freedom to hold and express your opinion. Because of this, I think our veterans and military personnel, from the highest ranking down to the newly enlisted, deserve our utmost respect and, of course, prayers for protection, guidance and wisdom regardless of our personal opinions.
Yes, I am biased in my own opinion(s). I am a proud mother of a U.S. Air Force Veteran and I am currently a proud mother of an Active Duty U.S. Sailor. I've previously written about the mixed feelings and emotions I experience, endure and contend with as a mother of active duty children. Feelings of pride and hope coupled with feelings of worry and uncertainty.
Regardless of any emotion I, as a mother, may be experiencing at any given moment, I always carry a feeling of gratitude. I am grateful that my sons, and all the others who have gone before them and all those who will come after them, were and are ready, able and, most of all, willing to enter into service for their fellow countrymen - even service for those who disagree with or despise them.
I hope today you will take a moment to offer a prayer of thanks for the men and women who have made personal sacrifices to serve our nation and also show some gratitude to those who are currently serving our nation. Because of them, we all have the freedom to hold the ideas and opinions we carry.


  1. I am a mom of 2 active dutey Army soldiers. I'm with you...mixed emotions but extremely proud of them none the less. God bless our soldiers and God bless the USA.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such words of wisdom. You are greatly appreciated.

    God's Blessings

  2. Hi Mrs. Vickie,

    Thanks for the words of encouragement. I will remember your boys as I pray for my own.


  3. Thankyou so much! Wonderful post.

    we have numerous family members in the service and our 2nd son wants to joi. He wants to be in special ops. Can't imagine what it would be like if he did join. I so appreciaye all the mamas who have watched their children go

    In HIS Keeping

  4. Hi Mrs. B,

    Thank you for your support. Regarding your son who would like to someday enlist in the military, yes, it is challenging to "let go" and "let God" when you drop your child off for departure to basic training. But, with God, it is possible and He sustains and walks with us through that process.
    God Bless you and your family,

  5. Don't forget your nephew who is currently serving in the Navy.

    Your words ring so true. I am so thankful that our God allows us to go to Him in prayer for our children and our country.

    I am so proud of what our sons are doing.

    We are blessed!

    Mrs. A

  6. Hello My Sweet Sister,

    I haven't forgotten my dear nephew. I just thought I'd give you the opportunity to post about him on your own blog that you've been neglecting as of late ...... hee, hee ...
    just kidding, I know you've been nearly overwhlemed with so much on your plate these past few months.
    Love you & we miss you,


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