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.

4 thoughts on “Grateful

  1. 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……………


  2. 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.


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