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Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I watched this video clip today and found myself in a weeping heap.  Of course,  I understand about the many sacrifices our men and women in the armed forces make in order to serve our country. But, seldom do I think of the families who give up their loved ones for us to enjoy our freedom.  Each time I am reminded of this, it still has the power to give me goosebumps. 

These unselfish families who know the risk involved in their loved ones' enlisting in the armed forces face the day-to-day problems associated with having a mother, father, sister, brother, or child away for extended periods of time in the face of danger.  But can any of us who do not have a loved one in the military really realize the hardships they face?   I go about my daily life with the luxury of having my spouse here for me at a moments notice, or at the very least a mere flight away. My children are safe ensconced in their families. 

Today, and every day, I need to give thanks to these families and to support them whenever and however I can.  Their lives are so difficult and, speaking for myself, I take their sacrifices for granted.

Watching this video clip will remind all of us of the great debt we owe to these families.  God bless them all and their loved ones who are sacrificing so much for us.  

(Get out your tissues, you'll need them).


Debbie Feldkamp said...

OMG!!!You are 100% right about this being a tear jerker. I especially liked the first dog's reaction and of course all the kids.

Cascia said...

I can't imagine going through what these families are. We are lucky and blessed to have our loved ones close by.

honeypiehorse said...

Oh, I can't!