It’s 1:28 a.m. and I’m trying to think of something worth writing about.
I just erased a whole paragraph about how many I women I know who are pregnant. (Five.) (FIVE!)
Tomorrow there is no school due to Veteran’s Day. I am thrilled about the no school thing because it means I can sleep in.
Then I think how glib that sounds because, dude! Veterans! Partly because we live near military bases, I know veterans. I used to think of veterans as elderly hard-of-hearing guys with hair sprouting from their ears, but now I think of Rob and Jenn. I think of Keith and Bob. I think of the guy down the street who is deployed right now.
I know more than one soldier who is deployed. I know moms who are handling everything here without their husbands. I attended a military funeral only a few months ago.
Veterans have faces and names, families, dreams and lives.
And I am grateful in a way I cannot even express for their service to our country.
I’m also pretty happy about sleeping in.
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I loved this post. So good.
Well said Mel!
You are SO thoughtful and yet funny – BOTH at the same time. Thanks for both the serious reminders – and for the laughs! Hope you indeed got a few extra winks……………
Well if it matters, my husband (who is a vet) is really happy that he got the day off to sleep in too.
I am so thankful that he got out before we had children. I don’t know how those parents do it when their spouse is deployed.