FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Sunday, May 30, 2010

Freedom is not free.

Today as I meditate on the celebration of Memorial day I can only think about the fact that this freedom we enjoy in our country is not free. Today I think about the mothers and fathers, son and daughters, brothers and sisters, all gone so we can live the life we so privileged live. I think about the missed births and graduations, the weddings and birthdays, the Christmas days and the growing spurs. All missed because they choose to serve, to go and fight for us, to die for us. Some are coming back with broken bodies, some come back with a battered spirit, some change for the better, some come back in presence, their mind is still there.
It is our duty to remember, not only today, but everyday. For our children, for the families left behind, for our nation. We are to be proactive. I can be proactive by lending a hand. Yards need to be mowed, some need to be relocated, some need a shoulder to cry, some need to talk, some need space. I can be  there when needed. I can be proactive with my prayers; maybe I can criticize less and pray more. I believe that God listens, I believed that God cares. So my prayer today is that God will show His mercy and grace over our country, that He will protect our troops, that his angels will camp around those that serve Him, that we get to keep our freedom but not at the cost of the blood of our sons and daughters. I pray that the fathers and mothers get to come back home safe to their kids, that freedom will not only be an american commodity but the standard established by example. I pray that we get to have dreams just like MLK, that our government will be one compose and preside by God fearing men, that our children learn from history and hopefully will not make the same mistakes.
To you all serving our country, to the millions of veterans from any war,  let it be known that you are loved and appreciated for all you have done so we can enjoy our freedom. To all the military wives, mothers and fathers, THANK YOU for all your sacrifices, for every life lost, for every tear, THANK YOU and God bless you all...Marta.


To all the Fort Hood soldiers, THANK YOU.
To all the proactive members of our community, THANK YOU.

4 comments:

Debbie said...

Just thought to let you know, how touching I found this post to be!
Wishing you an HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

DEBBIE MOSS

C. Dianne Zweig said...

Such a beautiful post..thanks for taking the time to share these special words.

Dianne

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Sares said...

What a beautiful post Marta. Very well put. I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend, courtesy of the very soldiers of which you wrote.

Have a wonderful week!

Candy said...

What a sweet visit you left me with...I was out using power tools working on a project for my booth (will post later) and realized I forgot to link into OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY.
Yes I'm one of Dixie's junkin' buds and praying for her full recovery with her new knee.
Hope you come back soon...blessings from down the road ;-)