Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans' Day

I don't usually post on Sundays, but today is a special day for those veterans who have served and are still serving these United States of America.

I think some people don't realize the sacrifices that these men and women have made since we're able to sit safe and sound in our homes, but read your history and know that we're where we are today because of those who've sacrificed everything to give us the freedom's that we enjoy today.

We should pray, not just today, but everyday for all those who are serving in our military, and  for their families.

I'll never forget how hard it was to say good-bye to Jacob when he left for his deployment. Abigail was 9 months old and I was over 5 months pregnant with Bethany.
Abigail with Jacob the day he left for his deployment.
 There are families that are constantly saying good-bye to loved ones. They don't always know when they'll come home or if they will, they miss out on parts of their kids lives and have to hope their kids will remember them when they come home. Talk about what a huge sacrifice these men and women make just in having to leave their families, let alone knowing they might be sacrificing their lives in the battle zones to keep them safe. Even those that stay in the States are giving their lives over to the military everyday, so just take some time to pray for all those who have, and are still sacrificing everyday, to keep your family safe.
Abigail and Jacob getting to know each other again.
Getting to see Bethany for the first time in person.
I can't ever think about these men and women deploying without thinking of those that they're leaving behind and how hard that is. I'm thankful that Jacob only had a 6-month deployment, but the normal is generally 12-18 months, and so many things can happen during that time. I mean, when Jacob left Abigail was crawling and I was pregnant...when he got back Abigail was walking and starting to talk, and Bethany was almost 3-months about an adjustment.
I'm thankful for Jacob, and all that he did while he was in the Air Force. There were definitely some hard times, but we have some many good memories of those years in the military too. I'm very proud of you, Jacob, and....

I love you the very MOST!


Micaela said...

Aww! Sniff sniff. Big lump in throat! Thank you and your family for all the sacrifices you've made. And happy veterans day!!!!!

Hannah said...

Thanks, Micaela!