Today I feel like I should say something profound. I'm not profound. I'm just a 'from the heart' type of girl. I probably share a little too much on any given day and wear my heart on my sleeve a little too much. People always know if I'm in a good or bad mood, I just can't hide it. Today I feel somber as my heart aches for the many men, women, and children that have lost loved ones to war over the years. I am so thankful to them and to their soldiers; the ones have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. My heart aches for every one of these families as I know this weekend for them isn't about the BBQ's, the shopping or the start of summer. It is about remembering a life they once had and visiting the grave of their soldier. This weekend my heart has ached for so many, including my own husband who is fighting as we speak, he has lost so many comrades and friends over the years - I feel guilty that I have been having a 'fun' weekend, hanging out at the pool with friends and going to parties while he and so many others have been engaged in battle. They aren't having BBQ's and hanging out in the sun - well, maybe they are hanging out in the sand and sun, but not in the way they would like to be. My heart aches for my military sisters that have lost their husbands, and for all the sweet babies I know that will never know their Daddies or Mommies. My hope is that each of you reading this sets aside a little time today to remember these great heroes. Memorial day - it is not about the BBQ.
Just a portion of the names on the memorial at the USS Arizona in Hawaii.