For years I have had a Email Group I call Smile.. because I do believe no matter what we face inour lives there is always a reason to smile and be thankful.. So every monday i try to share a reason to be rhankful with my Veterans, Patriots and Their Families..
For some reason my feelings inside said share your posting.. so here it is and at the end I will explain why it was such a blessing..
It has been a event filled week for sure, But we are now have what some would call spring weather that has quickly turned to summer.... I've seen the sun for the last few days
Then on Saturday a very unexpected call.. A call that humbled this old woman and put her on her knees in thanks..During Iraq and Afghanistan I gained many new Family members , may not been of blood but definitely God Given Family..Many of them returning have struggled with Post Traumatic Stress many struggle with the why did I voluntarily sign up, , and can I overcome everything I witnessed? Well the call I got was from a God given Grandson.. He took a trip he felt he had to make to find his answers, Arlington.. My young Marine standing and Understanding long before his time there were Men and Women who believed in Protecting our Country and Protecting our Allies, Protecting a Country he was raised to Love and Defend... There is no way I can explain his emotions or his tears he admitted to , there is no way I can explain the feeling inside me, except I know now, he will not become a suicide statistic and he will find his way ... Why Arlington ? He does not know but he is glad he listened to his heart, and so am I...Now it is one step forward one day at a time and many more prayers for Him and all the others who struggle with the past, the present and only the present and surviving to see another day..
Yes I have been so blessed in my life and I know it.........................
Yes I know this is today a short Monday send... In truth I am still overwhelmed by emotions..
And so I start this week with Prayers for all of you and your Families,.. As I petition my God to
Meet the needs of each and everyone of you and your Family members...
My God meets all my needs everyday and at my age they are very few needs.. So now my needs are to know those who defended us and defend us now are cared for, those who struggle to make our Countries strong and free for our future generations are watched over ...
Pray for all the Patriots around the World who believe in Freedom, who believe in defending all your God Given Rights.. As I give thanks to God for the call from the Grandson Standing in the older part of Arlington looking at and reading many names of those who stepped up to protect and serve ..
I shall never forget though God all things are possible...
I send you each a hug for your heart today may your week be blessed..
Never Forget and Never Surrender
My Grandson and his life.. he and I started as snail mail friends.. and grew to family as he walked the lands of Iraq and Afghanistan.. His only Family was a Foster Parent Family.. A family that disapproved of War.. Yet he signed up and became a part of a bigger Family .. His only mail from Home was from the storage unit where he stored his few possessions. When they started sending our Men and Women abroad I had sent to some Chaplins Birthday Cards to be given out on the special day to any Soldier serving .. that was our beginning a simple birthday card his simple postage free postcard saying thank you with a return address..... Now our dreams for the future.. He has Family now right here.. and when he gets it all together he will come out here a year from this coming August for Our Fa,ily Reunion to meet face to face the Family that is his Family..We know everything is day to day but through our God everything we dream of is possible.. and hopefully 1 year from this coming August I will be able topost pictures of a Family United ..