Sometimes I forget. Just how blessed and lucky I am.
So immensely blessed, to be American.
To live freely.
To choose how to worship.
To choose how to work, play and where to raise my family.
I am able to choose freely who to marry, for goodness sake!
We live in a land full of choice! So many wonderful choices are ours that we sometimes have more “good” things to choose from and participate in, than we have time for.
Two summers ago I spent several days visiting my extended family in Cedar City, Utah. While there my brother and I had the opportunity to visit a newly built Veterans Memorial.
I was so taken aback by the vast sea of names. There were just so many of them! It was extremely sobering to ponder the sacrifice that was given by so many. Not only by the men named and honored there. But by the veterans
So much sacrifice! Given by so many.
The blessed freedom I so often take for granted comes at a price.
To those of you who have served, or are currently serving in the military I soundly and sincerely thank you.
To those who have sacrificed here at home so that your loved one may serve….I stand in awe. Thank you so much.