Tears stream down my face when I hear our National Anthem...and I get chills and stand in place when I see our Nation's Flag raised and lowered.
Having grown up as a "military brat" as we were known, and then married to a military man for many years...
I have great respect for those men and women who serve and protect our country.
When my youngest son decided to follow in his dad's and granddads footsteps...
I became an even prouder mom!
This morning, my young man called and told me he made rank...again!
After just 2 1/2 years in the Navy...he made E-5! This is a big accomplishment in such a short span of time!
Once again...the tears fall.
I still can't believe it's been that long since he was at boot camp!
|April and Justin|
This weekend as we honor those who have given their lives defending us and those who serve us still...
I will be sending up many prayers for these braves souls and there families all around the world who have stood and still stand at the ready...
So that we can enjoy the freedom they defend!
God Bless the USA!
Part of our family gathers here this weekend, and Justin will be here in my heart as well...as always.
We were so blessed this past Christmas to have Justin home on leave and here with his brothers, sister and our newest additions...the fiance's!
It was the first time in four years that all of our children were home at the same time. I was quite thrilled !
|Tony, Amanda, Tommy, Justin, April and Russell|
Our children...now all grown!
Do you have plans for the weekend?
I would love to hear how you plan to spend the holiday weekend!
I pray it's a safe one!
Until next time...Many blessings!