Monday, July 04, 2011

Fourth of July

I wouldn't say that we are a military family although my father, father-in-law, various uncles, my husband and my son and my son-in-law have all served in the military.  The current count of active duty members in my immediate family is two--my son who is an Army Reserve Chaplain currently deployed and my son-in-law who is a US Marine.

What's it like to be a military family?  My daughter posted this on her blog today:

http://mariamia.blogspot.com/2011/07/fourth-of-july.html

The next time you see a man or woman in uniform, thank them for serving.  And thank their families, too.

5 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your daughter's blog post is very moving, Willow. My future son-in -law was a Navy man who served in both Iraq and Kuwait. He had to leave the military to take care of his mother before she passed away from a fatal illness. He always feels fortunate that he made it home and prays for all his former comrades still in active duty, as do we!

Mr. Puffy said...

I do appreciate those who serve and your family has made an impressive contribution! As I recall you also have a firefighter in the family and that certainly hits home. I hope they are all safe and will always remain so.

PS I love the San Diego Zoo too!

Unknown said...

Personally, I think the families suffer more than the service members. They have a job to do and go do it, the families have to stay at home and wait.

Elizabeth said...

I must say I have great respect and admiration for our service people and want to thank them for all they do.
Their lives must be so much more stressful than ours.
A great friend's daughter is married to a Ranger who has had heaven knows how many deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.
She has two little girls herself.
I really think that our leaders should think VERY LONG and VERY HARD before they put our sons and daughters in harm's way and only do so when it is VITAL and important......
Anyway greetings from way too warm New York!

Marg said...

Thinking especially about those men in uniforms today...My goodness, Canada has finally relieved most of their men from Afghanistan...but we know there are other men out there..
What a service to our communities...