As I sit here tonight, I can’t help be think about what my life has been like. I reflect upon things that make days like today so special for me. It is Veteran’s Day. My husband is one of these and then some. Many of our friends and basically family but friends are veterans. I can get super emotional on days like today. It is so easy. I can feel the emotion in all the pictures of people kissing loved ones fresh home from deployment. Surprise homecomings. Sad pictures of grave stones. I can feel it. It sits in my throat. Only because every one of these situation shave occurred, or could occur in my lifetime to me personally.
Today is also pretty cool as I sat for Facebook updates of a friend who was waiting the arrival of her new baby. Family by way of the military. She is born into a family of dual military. Not to mention the long line of military family beyond that. How cool is that?
I don’t have many words – as I wrote what was on my heart last night:
This means he’s home. They could be covered in dirt, stink, and grime – but it means he’s home. For the 4 deployments he has been away, these boots mean he’s home. These boots mean everything to me. These boots are worn for more than just me and my girls. They are for every American citizen who appreciates their freedom. Thanks boys – I love you all that have become a part of my heart one moment at a time. I will never be able to tag or thank you all for the blessings you have been to me. Your families are now part of mine. Lance, Arch, Ryan, Erik, Jesse Ray, Pat, Sean, Mario, Minnick, Kniskern, Angel, Tony, Greg, Tervis, Remy, Johnny, Forbes, and so many more. To each of you and your loving families I adore – thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.by