Remember Our Military

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭6:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Good morning!  Christmas is almost here. I’m busy cleaning house and preparing for Christmas Day celebrations.  I have one child and grandchild asleep in our Family Room and one child traveling in this morning.  My brother and sister who live in central Florida are traveling tomorrow.  I ask that you pray with me this morning for all the people traveling during the holidays.

Yesterday, a member of my blogging family, GP Cox
http://www.pacificparatrooper.com sent me the image below.

I’m a follower and a reader of his blog.  I especially enjoy the history aspect.  However, this image touched my heart.  I would dare to guess that every person who reads this blog has either a family member and/or a friend who serves or has served in the armed forces.  I have many people in my ancestry who have served.  I have retired uncles, and my father-in-law is also retired from the military.  I have cousins who have and are currently serving.  BFF23559-7BE3-4CCA-BDD7-E422EDCE6380 My son-in-law serves in the National Guard, and my nephew recently began serving in the army.  My supervisor at work is a retired Marine.  I have had several retired military people who have worked under my supervision.  Some of my closest friends have served in the military.  Stop for a minute and just think of all the people you know who have served, or are currently serving.  Maybe you are one them.

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Sometimes we take for granted what this means for us.  Sometimes we don’t stop to think about what these men and women are going through or have gone through, when we should.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve become desensitized by commercials that play repeatedly.  Some soldiers are away from home and family this Christmas.  Some parents have left their children behind to serve.  Some parents have said goodbye to their children, who decided to serve when they were barely old enough to leave home.  Some have already served and have memories of loved ones who were killed during service.  Some we see every day.

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Today, I ask you to stop for a few minutes and remember the men and women of the armed forces.  USO have Facebook pages that provide information on where to send gifts, letters and texts.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money to let someone know they are loved.  Then, visit my friend’s blog and tell him how much you appreciate him.  I’m so thankful to have come to know him through his posts.  What a blessing!  8D037CF4-9170-42C7-93FE-4979E1C51319You don’t have to wait until Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day.  You can show you care all year.  Trust me when I say that you will receive blessings beyond your imagination!  If you are reading this and you are in the military, I appreciate all you are doing!

God bless you.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Outward Perspective says:

    Hey great article, I think with all going on at this time it’s easy to forget our men and women in the military. It is easy during the holidays dedicated to our service men and women to remember, but if any time would be good to remember it would be now. I can’t imagine being away from family during the holidays, and we need to think about this sacrifice they make. I just wrote an article about the holiday season and if it’s all worth it, and looking back at it now, I wish I would have included the fact of our service men and women being gone as a consideration to the question. Here is my article outwardperspective.wordpress.com. Thanks, and have a Merry Christmas!

  2. T. R. Noble says:

    This is the first year since 2012 my husband and I will celebrate with family all together. He did not reenlist this year, so we are in our home state. There certainly was a lot of separation from family and friends. Not everyone understands it either. Thank you for taking the time to talk about this. 🙂

    1. I’m so glad you guys are together now. Merry Christmas!

  3. GP Cox says:

    Thank you for including the troops in your hearty well wishes for Christmas and peace in the new year! May this country be joined as one again for the benefit of the world.
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  4. Megala says:

    Great post ! Merry Christmas !!

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