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I drove past the Veteran’s Cemetery Saturday morning on the way back from seeing my mother in rehab. Over the years, I’ve passed that VA Cemetery and kind of tipped my hat to the many, many white, short columns indicating a deceased military type.
I’ve always said THANKS, sometimes out loud, sometimes with a tear. Lately, I’ve been so angry at what’s happening in our country that I’ve actually said things like “You died for THIS?” I have to admit, I’ve told you this before, and it’s true.
Yesterday, I somehow felt good about them again, thanking them, acknowledging their service, their huge sacrifice, though I’m sure quite a few are vets who died after a nice, long life.
Having a marriage where you both thought of each other first and, through ups and downs of life, loved each other more than anything.
Having sex. Yup, I wrote that! Let’s face it, some probably never did. Silly thing to write here, probably, but it’s a big thing and those boys who were 18 and serving and were killed, who’d looked forward to being ‘active’!, missed out…forever.
Having children who loved them, having the pride of seeing his boy or girl graduate or get married, walking a bride down the aisle and kissing her on the cheek as she turned to face her new husband, then turning back to his seat on the pew next to his wife, who’d be smiling at him in that amazing way she’d have had!
Having grandchildren who ran their little feet up the walk to see Gramps standing on his front porch.
Christmas and Easter or Seder dinners over the years….putting the tree up and fighting with the lights….lighting a menorah, singing, gifting loved ones. His mother sat at the tree her first Christmas without him, having put away the shirt she’d bought for him before she got the telegram.
Finishing college and having a career. Going to a beer after work with buddies but eager to go home to his loving wife and kids.
I could go on and ON and on.
THEY MISSED THESE THINGS and I’m fighting back tears right now. That’s all I can do for them…….shed a few tears.
The sad UPDATE is “Julie” has had a couple of seizures now since being on the medicine, highly unusual, so please keep her and her wonderful family in your prayers. Thanks! God often has different plans than ours.