Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day


Happy Memorial Day! This is a not so good picture of Molly, but it will due. Great Aunt Charleen got this outfit for Molly, and she wore it to church yesterday. So that's one reason for the not so good pic, she is at church playing for almost 4 hours, and is always tired when we get home. So that's why she looks in a zone, and part of her hair is messed up. Poor kid!
Happy Memorial Day, again! Today is a day to honor our Veterans. I really try and say thank you to anyone who has/is serving, and to their families. Soldiers make a huge sacrifice, and risk everything to keep us safe, and I think we take it for granted a lot of times. Sometimes we get caught up in politics of war, and seem to forget that we still have freedom of religion, freedom of speech, we are able to blog everyday-without worry of the government shutting us down! Well, I am sure there are some blogs, but that's a whole nother thing!
My Grandfather served in WWII, and before he left he built a dining room table, 4 chairs, and a huge buffet for my Grandma. He did this so if he died, she would have something to remember him by. What a bittersweet gift. I have those two pieces of furniture. We eat off the table everyday, and the buffet holds some of our most precious pictures, and other things that matter to us. I see my freedom everyday.
So this Memorial Day, take time to honor our Veterans, even if you take a moment of silence in the bathroom, is that possible with kids?! But truly, lets remember all the ones who have made this country better because of their sacrifice! Have a great holiday, wonderful cook-outs, and lots of family time!

3 comments:

Kristin said...

Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day! I think Molly looks precious in her dress! I love the name Molly!

Holly said...

What a cute dress! Hope your day is good!

Veronica said...

Hope you had a great Memorial weekend!

That is so awesome that your grandfather made and left behind those two pieces of furniture. How special is that?

My grandfather also served in WWII. He was shot by a sniper and when he came home he was never the same. Memorial Day will always be a day that I remember the ultimate sacrifice that many people have paid for our freedom.