Friday, May 28, 2010

One thoughtful moment

DH and I are heading north tomorrow morning - early - to attend the wedding on Sunday of a dear friend's son.  It's an outdoor wedding somewhere nestled in the Sonoma Wine Country.  Should be lovely.

I'm not crazy about traveling on Memorial Day weekend, but there was never a doubt that we would attend this wedding.  Jonny, the groom, has been a part of our lives since the day his sister and our daughter were born within hours of one another.  Our families and our lives have been intertwined ever since.  We look forward to meeting Amy, the girl Jonny has chosen to share his life.  She must be extra special to have stolen Jonny's heart!

As we head off to this most happy occasion, I promise myself that I will take at least one thoughtful moment to say a silent "thank you" to the men and women who have fought and died over the years to protect our country, our freedoms, and our future.  This is not a time to be partisan.  This is simply a time to be grateful for their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families.

As you watch parades, hang the flag, start the barbecue, I hope you, too, will take one thoughtful moment to remember those whose lives were shortened by the anguish of war.

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