Thursday, May 28, 2015

Another year

Today I am another year older, and hopefully another wiser. While I am still learning to walk with the Lord I am closer to Him now than I was this time last year. I finally content in where I am in life, God has me where he wants me for this stage of me in this season of my life. Not only can I trust God’s plan I can trust God’s promises. Am I where I thought would be at 28 no, but I am where God wants me to be for this season in my life. For now that is enough for now. To the point that turning thirty in two yeas doesn’t even phase me like I thought it would. Life is an adventure and I can’t wait to see what the next chapter brings.

Today also marks ten years since I graduated high school. Time does fly. I wonder what the next ten years will bring.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day and to most people especially in my generation and younger people see it as a three day weekend and the unofficial start to summer. But for me and many others it is to remember why we are a free nation. The man and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. To give their lives so that others might live and be free.  Which again reminds me of a quote I don’t know who said it but it does ring true. Only two people ever chose to die for you, Jesus and the American Service member. One died to save your Soul and to give you eternal life. The American Service member died to protect your freedom.

But Memorial Day means more, because it’s not only the military service member be it Solider, Sailor, Airman or Marine who made the ultimate sacrifice it is their families as well. Not only are they Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, or Marines they are husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers. The ones they leave behind also give the ultimate sacrifice of the loss of their loved ones.

Of the family left behind the one that hits me the hardest is the children left behind. To me behind the service member who makes the ultimate sacrifice it is the child who makes the hardest, and most heartbreaking sacrifice because they will continue to go through life without their parents. As a military child myself these kids have my deepest respect because to me they have more strength and courage respect and honor for their country than most.

So this Memorial Day remember those who died fighting for their country but also remember their families as well. Honor the fallen and pray for the living.