Sunday afternoon, Dave and I went to an Independence Day concert at The Moody Church. I am still a bit of an old school music girl that truly loves the full choir, orchestra, piano and pipe organ. So my soul was very happy. (Thanks for inviting us, Daniel.)
They did a medley of the theme songs from each branch of the military. During each gorgeous piece of music, anyone who served in that branch, past or present, stood. There were a lot of tears and a lot of loud cheering.
My mind had already been thinking of the sacrifices made for our freedom ... both from those who serve and from their families that stay home.
I have been thinking of some of my friends:
*my blogging friend, K, whose husband is
in a dangerous place overseas
*my sweet friend, Laura, who moved back
with her parents, while her Marine husband
is away for six months. Laura has a young son
and is pregnant
*my lovely blogging friend, Julie, whose
younger son just joined the army, making
her the mom of two soldiers
*and our good friend, Nate, who had recently
visited us and told us stories of the many
times he almost lost his life as a Marine and
the time he was shot in his legs
These are so many more and each deserve our love, respect and prayers.
Come back Friday to learn from my friend, Laura, TOP TEN WAYS YOU CAN HELP A MILITARY WIFE WHILE THEIR HUSBAND IS SERVING AWAY FROM HOME. Her list is very heart felt and practical.
Do you have family or friends that are currently serving our country in the military?