Every moment we have on this earth is a good one to celebrate life and appreciate our blessings.
Memorial Day seems to signal the unofficial start of summer season, a time for firing up the grill and getting together with family and friends.
For others, it’s a somber reminder of their painful loss of a loved one.
I have a friend who lost her son in February, a veteran and dedicated military man of many years. This year’s holiday is a tough one and very personal for her, and I wanted to share her poignant words:
“This Memorial Day weekend as we enjoy some rare Washington sunshine, food, and family, I want to take a moment to remember and honor all those who have given their lives to our country. Also, please take a moment to honor those who made it home, but for whom the war never stopped. My son was one of those soldiers. He came home with traumatic brain injury, severe PTSD, and back injuries. He left this world in February after struggling so hard. In my heart, he gave his life to his country. We were lucky to have him a little bit longer.”
I hope you will join me, during our downtime and get-togethers today, in taking a moment to reflect on the meaning of this holiday and sincerely thank our service men and women, here and gone, and their families, for their sacrifices.
Blessings to you and yours.