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.
5/30/2011 12:01:17 am

I keep hearing people on TV wish each other a "Happy Memorial Day!" and I just don't get it.

5/30/2011 12:07:23 am

Today i am thinking about my cousin who is in afgan an praying for his safe return to his 3yr old daughter. Im thinking of u an jer an your kids. I pray god will help u all thru this yr while u r seperated. Love u trish

5/30/2011 12:33:34 am

Trish, you are so awesome in so many ways, but your unwavering patriotism and support for our soldiers is one of my favorite things about you. Thanks so much for the beautiful and touching reminder. I love seeing that "heart on your sleeve," don't ever apologize for that! It's a great quality. Love you and we are all so grateful for the sacrifices that you and your family are making every day.

5/30/2011 12:34:20 am


5/30/2011 12:38:56 am

Trish your ears should have been burning last night. I was praising you and Laura to my mom and her guests. Where you "wear your heart" doesn't matter because it is a good heart and I'm so grateful for all that you do. Thank you for all the sacrifices you and your family have made for me and my family. I'm humbled to know you.

5/30/2011 03:16:45 am

I am very touched and impressed by you! Thinking of you and your family and all of your friends who we are so grateful for.


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