About teenagers: "Focus on the donut, not the hole."--unknown
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is more valuable than a college education.- - Theodore Roosevelt.
Preach the Gospel always; when necessary, use words. -- St. Frances of Assisi
Women are like tea. . you don't know how strong they are till you put them in boiling water. -- Eleanor Roosevelt
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
A new meaning to Veterans Day
I became pretty choked up today just watching some guys put out American flags in front of a business here in San Angelo this morning. . .Veterans Day has a whole new meaning for me today. .
I guesss I have always understood the sacrifices that our military has made for our freedom in a sterile, distant kind of way, as we have had no military folks in our immediate family for years. . . but this year is different. . .
As our oldest son Austin spends this year in Iraq away from his precious wife, we all feel the struggles that come with long distance communication and relationships. Our future son-in-law is serving at Ft. Hood in the Army and will also possibly be deployed in the future, and we are praying daily for a young man (who is a close friend of a former ASU student) who had both legs blown off in Afganistan. . . For really the first time, the huge sacrifices are being directly felt by our family. . .
These guys didn't ask for this war, but they are proudly defending a cause that our leaders felt was crucial to our long term freedoms. Celebrating Veterans Day is a good thing. . .just to pause for a moment in our busy schedules to think about the cost.. . in lives lost, in time away from families, in facing terrifying situations for the sake of our nation's freedom. .