(This means I get to have my dining room chairs painted, my kiddos sandbox built, and the start of my garden happens, yes, fresh squash and bell peppers, I don't know what could taste better :)
Also, It's memorial day weekend. I think people forget what this weekend means, especially Americans, who seem to take our freedoms for granted way more than any other country.
I was raised in a house where we learned at an early age to appreciate those who gave everything for me to live in this amazing country. Both my grandpa's and my my great-grandfather were in the military and on my husbands side as well. We really try hard to show our kids how grateful you should be of our military and also to not take one single day for granted, I know they are babies, but we have to show them early and often if we want to make an impact :)
So after church last week, I have had this verse in my head:
"You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen but the end is still to come"
It's huge and especially with memorial day coming up, I really have been thinking about all of this. Yes, eventually the world will end, I pray that I will be able to spend eternity in Heaven with my Father ( and I hope I will still be with my sweet husband, but that's a totally different post) But for years and years, wars have been going on, and with these wars in Afghanistan and Iraq going on, and rumors of them ending/continuing.. what are we to do besides pray. Pray for those who have given all for us to live in this Amazing country and to be able to believe and pray to an even more AMAZING God! Pray for those who are serving because that's what they believe in and the Lord has placed them exactly where they need to be.
This is an awesome weekend, filled with love and memories and honor.
We are forever thankful for all you have given to defend this country and our freedoms, so here's to all of you in our military services, you aren't told often enough but