Friday, July 4, 2008

My Heartfelt Thanks

For the soldier sitting today in full gear in over 100 degree weather,
Thank You
For the wife who gives up her career to follow her sailor all over the world,
Thank You
For the daughter whose father is absent for the Father Daughter Dance,
Thank You
For the mother giving birth and raising babies while Daddy is away,
Thank You
For the Father missing life’s momentous occasions,
Thank You
For the Son who becomes Man of the House while Daddy is away,
Thank You
For the children missing their Mother’s Touch because she is deployed,
Thank You
For those unable to attend the funeral of a loved one,
Thank You
For the wounded receiving treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center,
Thank You
For the Families caring for those wounded,
Thank You
For families living in on-base housing that is too small or rundown,
Thank You
To single sailors living in barracks with no hope of ever having privacy,
Thank You
To families who invite single military personnel over to share holiday meals,
Thank You
To the newlywed seeing their spouse off to war,
Thank You
To the many or few that show up at the airport to welcome our troops home,
Thank You
To those who have made the Ultimate Sacrifice,
Thank You
To God who promises “Peace That Passeth All Understanding,”
Thank You

Please do not use my words or photos without my permission.

71 comments:

Heather said...

Beautiful post!! Happy Fourth of July!

Kat said...

I think that this is the most touching tribute that I have ever seen. Just beautiful. *Thank you* for posting it. Happy 4th to you and yours!

Cody said...

Happy Fourth Mom

Make it Nice Photography said...

Hey Kim,

It's Stephanie, glad to see you have a blog!!

Lula! said...

Beautiful. And true. I was born and raised in an Air Force town and still love going home and hearing/seeing the air maneuvers throughout the day. It's a wonderful reminder of how blessed we are to live in this country.

Shannon said...

That is a REALLY great post!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Kimberly said...

This post is beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you had a wonderful 4th!

Stephanie said...

Such a darling picture!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Amen!

Dee said...

Lovely post.

EmmaP said...

well done! we all need a prayer of gratitude in our hearts! congrats on being a FB on SITS today!

NeverADullMoment said...

What a beautiful post and such a handsome boy. Congrats on your day!

American in Norway said...

What a beautiful POST!

THANK YOU! Congrats again!

Elizabeth said...

What a great tribute! Very well thought-out!

1bitrcountrygirl said...

Wow! That was a GREAT post! I don't know if I've said this yet or not but congrats on being the featured blogger of the day!

Mandy said...

Hope you have a great SITS Day!

This post was wonderful. My husband, a Navy vet, is tearing up.

Kimmie0270 said...

Lovely Post. Happy SITS Day!

Amy said...

Very Nice! Thanks for sharing. Love the photo :p

Creative Junkie said...

That was so poignant ... and such a good reminder.

Thank you.

Mama Wheaton said...

That was perfect. Thank you for sharing it.

Jen said...

Well said.

christyhulsey said...

great post!

Mary Anna said...

Beautiful tribute!

Shanda said...

That is such a beautiful tribute...thank you for sharing.

tidymom said...

What a beautiful post!

~Tidymom

Mrs. S said...

This is beautiful. My sister is in the Air Force. She had to wait 7 months to meet her nephew when she was deployed to Iraq just days after his birth. It was very touching when they met.

koopermom said...

Oh that photo is so adorable!!!

Kat said...

Oh, I remember this one! Such a great tribute. And then that person stole it. I keep meaning to post the copyright thing...not that it would change things...but I do keep meaning to do it.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Wonderful-- and I love the photo, adorable!

Jacie said...

What a lovely tribute. And I love the photo at the end.

Erin said...

Thank you for the beautiful reminder of what's going on everyday... I really enjoyed this post!

wendy said...

Very touching post.

Happy SITS day!

Michelle said...

That is a lovely post. And it reminds me of how sad I am that families are no longer allowed to host troops for meals in their homes at holidays anymore as of last year. *sigh*

Eudae-mamia said...

Wonderful!

Did someone really steal it? Shame on them.

Em

Rhea said...

I can't believe someone stole it without attributing it to you! Shame on them.

Beautiful words. Wonderful tribute. Really great!

Jori-O said...

That gave me goose bumps! THANK YOU!

Anna Lefler said...

That is just beautiful and I love the spirit of gratitude that it radiates.

Have a wonderful SITS day and I wish you and your family the very best...

:^) Anna

Michele said...

Very beautiful post!

Staci said...

love it!!

Ronnica said...

Great post for the 4th of July and year round.

THE Stephanie said...

Wonderful words! Thanks for that!!

Serahs said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

Gorgeous tribute. Simply amazing.

Sisterly Love Card Co said...

Very lovely post!

Melodie said...

AMEN, sista!

Jen said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you for reminding us to be thankfu.

Michelle said...

Wow, that gave me the chills!

~Trish~ said...

Awesome words :)

Lavender n Latt├ęs said...

That was beautiful! Being from an Air Force family (Dad was a Colonel)...this really touched my heart. Many people don't understand all the sacrifices that the military family make, as well as those in uniform.
Very eloquenlty said!

april kennedy said...

Having been an Air Force wife for 12 years, I share your same heartfelt thanks. Even though we are no longer active duty our prayers each night are for those serving our country as well as their family members.

Tabitha Blue said...

So perfectly stated!! Thank you for being thankful and reminding me to be thankful! :)

dddiva said...

What a beautiful post, thanks for sharing.

Joelle said...

Beautfiul!
Beautiful familY!
Thank you so much for everything YOUR husband does for us all & for you & your family supporting him & to each & ever other family doing the same!!! XOXOXO
THANK YOU & GOD BLESS!
Joelle XO

Avery Tales said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing and thank you for your family's sacrifice.

Yaya said...

Beautiful!

lynn said...

Great post and what a cute photo!

Felicia Eis said...

Thank you for sharing that!!! I have two brothers who are serving (one over seas right now) and one or two who are seriously think about joining soon.

Do you mind if I email this to the two who are serving right now??

Brooke said...

That was great! Love the pic as well!

Becky :) said...

What a wonderful tribute and salute!!!!! Amen to all of it sister!!!!

Happy SITS day!!!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Just beautiful....simply!

Imperfect said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Lester said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

Tiffany said...

Perfect. Post.

Vicki said...

Thank you for posting this. I think it' so easy for people to go about their every day business and forget about the sacrifices going on right now.

Yelowflower said...

Thank you for sharing the many thoughts that we THINK and don't say, for sharing the pride we have in our soldiers and the work that they do, where ever they are and what ever their jobs.

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Bebe said...

Hi Kim!
What a nice post and it says it all! Happy SITS day!
Hugs, Bebe :)

AJ said...

Beautiful Post!

Thanks for sharing!
Have a GREAT weekend!

jenevey said...

That was beautiful. Bless you and your family for all you do to keep us safe.

Christine said...

Amen!

WheresMyAngels said...

Thank you to your husband for serving our country!

Love that cutie at the bottom of the post!

Pinktulip said...

What beautiful words!