I never understood the reason for Memorial Day. In my self centered world I new it had something to do with remembering those who risk their lives and/or died so that we could enjoy living in a free nation. But, I never really new a military person and why do we have cookouts for such a somber occassion anyway?
Well, this year is certainly an eye opener for me. I have my uncle who is a Veteran and I’ve been so blessed to get to know him. He’s probably the kindest man anyone would ever meet. And to make it more special, my 17 year old son has just been accepted in the delayed entry program with the Marines. Personally, I’d like for my son to never have to go to war but this is his dream and I’m so glad it’s coming true for him.
This Memorial Day I think will be spent holding my loved ones close and thanking God for those who are willing to fight, give all they have, and think of others more than themselves, so that the rest of us can live in the rich blessings we have been given.
God bless our heroes, past, present, and future.