Memorial Day

In the past, Memorial Day has just been a great break from work and a chance to go do something fun. This is the first year in a while that we haven't gone anywhere. So, we had the chance to go see some graves of loved ones and reflect on what the day is supposed to be about. First off, I miss Adrianne so much! It was hard to see her smiling face on her new headstone. I choked back tears thinking about how much I want to talk to her again. She was a great friend. Losing her made me realize how important it is to appreciate the people who are true friends.
Second, I miss my aunt Kim. She was always a warm light whenever we got together. I miss her smile, hugs, and love. She was such a great person. I can't wait to see her again. 
Third, I really am so grateful for the men and women who put their lives on the line for us and fight for our freedoms. I've had a bad attitude about America and the concept of freedom lately due to government and political issues. But that aside, there are still people fighting to protect our land and the people in it. I am so grateful for their sacrifice and dedication. I'm also thankful for the families who let them go serve. I wouldn't be able to do it. I'm glad someone can.
I find myself getting caught up in things that don't matter at times. I know it's one of Satan's ways of distracting me from what's important. It's hard to notice. I'm glad we have days like today when I can think and reflect and center myself again with the things that are really important to me. Thank heavens for life!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Such is life. Crazy, fun, mundane, nostalgic, exciting, exhausting. All rolled into one. Quite the ride. Special relationships with people we dearly love make it all the more enjoyable. :) The best things in life are free, but often fleeting, so we must learn to enjoy them while we can. The times when we are compelled to do without, are the times we come to fully appreciate what we had before.