Friday, November 11, 2011
A day of honor and thanks
Whether you believe in war or not, take a moment to give thanks to those men and women, past and present, that have chosen to serve in the United States military. As an active-duty spouse for the last 12 years (and counting) I have had the opportunity to meet a variety of different people, from all walks of life, from all branches, and one thread ties them all together...they love this country. Duty, honor and sacrifice aren't just words, they are words to live by.
Today isn't just a day for free meals and car washes, although that is much appreciated as well, it's a day for Flyboy to stay home, play with his kids, and relax. We still have homework and projects, housework and chores, but today daddy is home to help. I view this day as extra time because the next deployment is always looming in the horizon and I want to hoard as much as I can before he leaves again. It isn't always easy being a military family... but I'm proud of his service and I'm proud of him.