[It's Wednesday, but there's no list today. I think this post will touch your heart on this great holiday, though.]
I’m thankful for Veteran’s Day. I’ve never had to serve in our nation’s armed forces, but our family has many who have served, helped, and trained throughout the years.
I’m grateful that we have that legacy in our family. While I don’t like war, I’m grateful for those who are willing to stand for freedom and who are willing to go away from family for lengthy periods of time to help others.
One of the legacies in my family is how my mother’s parents met. Grandpa was wounded in Europe in World War 2, and Grandma was an army nurse from Carolina. It was a great love story that grew through the years in Illinois and even to retirement homes in Kentucky.
Sounds almost like a song:
Thank you for those who have served our nation, whether it led to an American love story or not. Thank you for the men and women who worked and sacrificed for our freedom.
And, Lord, please continue to bless those who fight for freedom now. Keep them safe and bring them home to those who miss them dearly.
In Jesus Name,