Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

Friday, May 27, 2011

Honoring those who have served/serving in our Armed Forces!!

(WARNING.....I hope you love to read)

Memorial Day.....what does this day mean to you?

To me it means a day of remembrance and honor to our soldiers who fight to give us the opportunity to be free. Growing up an Army Brat, I've seen first hand the struggles and rewards that our soldiers endure. Deployments, field missions, hardship tours and oversea tours are not easy, but it's the career that was chosen and for some they really enjoy life in the military.

As you will see I have quiet a few "favorite" soldiers:

My dad is a career soldier. He retired after 31 years of service to our country. (So of course he's my #1 favorite soldier).
He LOVED being a soldier. He joined straight out of high school working his tail off and by the time he retired he was as high in rank as an enlisted soldier could go in the Army ~
Command Brigade Sergent Major~~wooooohoooo.......(so loving my daddy <3)

My dear hubby (dh) and his younger brother (yb) also have served in our armed forces. Dh served in the Army and yb served Air Force. With the training they received during their time of service they have been able to acquire employment happily working along side our men and women in uniform.
My Dear Hubby!!
and his younger brother...

One who has followed in his father's foot steps and is proudly serving overseas today. Thank you ECM and your family for serving our country and keeping us safe!! (Love Ya <3)

One I have yet to meet but married my best friend. PJF thanks to you and your precious family for serving 20 years for our country and congradulations on your retirement!!

A co-workers brother who is actively serving our country. JRM thank you for yours and your families service to our country. I for one greatly appreciate it!

Who is your favorite soldier? Leave a remark and share....

Every family knows someone who is serving or has served in this great countries Armed Services. Many do a couple years to learn a trade, there are the career soldiers and then there are the soldiers who serve and pay the ultimate price to keep us free. They are fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers.....the best friend.

To the families whose loved one has given this sacrifice.....THANK YOU!!! Your dedication, service and love for our country will never be forgotten.

So if you see a soldier this Memorial Day weekend, take a minute to shake their hand, look them in the eye and tell them you appreciate what they do for our country.

If you know a soldier, send them an e-mail, text or even take a minute and call them. Tell them you love them and thank them.

And for the soldier who gave the ultimate sacrifice, be still, remember and offer thanks to that soldier and their families because of them we have this special holiday and because of them we will always remember.....

Be safe everyone and have a wonderful weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window...gloomy with a slight breeze.

I am thinking...of the knitting project I would like to get done and the list of things I need to complete by Thursday morning.

I am thankful for...God blessing me with my wonderful hubby.

From the kitchen...Pot roast in the crockpot with veggies and rice.

I am wearing...Brown denim skirt and a yellow shirt with a pink hoodie

I am creating...a list of things I need to pick up from the store before Thursday morning.

I am my first Zumba class tomorrow night....(wish me luck)

I am reading...Martha Peaces~The Excellent Wife

I am spend time with my family from out of state this summer.

I am hearing...K-Love and associates talking.

Around the house...finishing laundry and general cleaning

One of my favorite things...spending time with my hubby at the end of the day.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Start work in the garden, final preparations for the weekend and dr appointments.

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Our weekend!

Our Saturday was quite busy. Lots of yardwork that needing attending. We've had alot of rain lately so our grass was about to over take the house. Dear hubby and the boys worked at tilling the garden plot to get ready for our planting season. I worked on our strawberry patch with our daughter and her boyfriend.

In the 5 years we lived here this is the second time the strawberries have been moved. Hopefully they will do well here.

Our crab-apple tree is BEAUTIFUL this year. I love the pink flowers and watching the humming birds.
We even did some planning for the upcoming weekend. Hopefully all goes well with these plans.

By the end of the day we did what we always love to do and that is having family over to sit around the bon fire and visit. Kids playing hide and seek in the dark (quite funny watching them come out of no where).
On Sunday, dear hubby worked on a vehicle, kids took advantage of the dreary day and slept in and I was off to church.

How was your weekend? Was it busy or laid back?