We got a meaningful email today from my Uncle and Aunt thanking us for our sacrifice (especially Brian's but it's definitely the whole family who sacrifices at times). It was so thoughtful. I want to post a little about my thoughts on the day.
Being a military family brings certain holidays to a new level. When you know people who have lost spouses and loved ones (and you knew those spouses or loved ones) who have given their lives in service to our country, it really makes you stop and think more deeply about the day. Today we're praying for all who have lost loved ones, especially Dena and her beautiful girls (http://yllescasfamily.blogspot.com/) as well as my friend M. M's husband retired from the military and soon after was diagnosed with cancer. He died this past year. So though it wasn't in service to our country, he put many long years into the military and didn't have much opportunity to enjoy his retirement with his lovely family.
We are blessed this Memorial Day that Brian is here with us. Thank you God for that blessing! Praying for all those who are overseas and for their loved ones at home.