Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Proud

I'm sure you are well-aware that I am very proud of my husband. Not only is he a decent human being, but he loves me just as I am, he takes great care of me and our children, and he is truly my best friend. Today, I am thinking about all that he has sacrificed - - not just while he was deployed - - but also in his every-day job, and as a commander in the Idaho Army National Guard. He works so very hard, and doesn't get a great deal of "Steve" time, although I think he is getting a little better at making plans to recharge his batteries. He is a good man - - the absolute best, in my eyes. Today is the day that I remember how truly lucky we are to have him, safe--and at home with us. If you have the opportunity to thank a Veteran today, please do so. We will never really know what any of them have gone through, but we can give them our respect and our gratitude.

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On a slightly different, yet related note, I thought I would include a video that Steve recently shared with me. I found it very moving. The part I am referring to is really the second half of the video, so please be patient and watch it all the way through. I am not posting this to make any type of political statement - - I simply think Colin Powell's words speak volumes.

***Edited to add: After rereading this post, I wanted to point out that this is not a post about fishing for compliments for Steve (or for myself). It is a post about my personal experience, and my thoughts today. I originally closed the comments for this post, but then worried that readers may think I closed comments so as not to allow political opinions. Just wanted to make that clarification. Thanks for your compliments just the same!

8 comments:

Lisa said...

It's so difficult to wrap our heads around the fact that we are all different, with different beliefs, from different backrounds, and yet all Americans with a deep loyalty to our country. I have amazing respect for someone who, although their beliefs and backrounds are different than mine, would be willing to die to protect the freedoms we all hold dear - American freedoms. Thank you for the great video clip. And thank you to Steve and your family for the sacrifices you make on behalf of the rest of us!

Margaret said...

Thank you Steve for the sacrifices you make on a daily bases to protect our freedom! To leave your family and loved ones to protect the United States families and loved ones. Thank you doesn't see enough.

As for the video Heather, WOW! I'm not an Obama fan, but am a Colin Powell fan - and that was SO true and touching!! thank you

Jean said...

Yes, thank you to Steve for all he has done and continues to do for our country. And let us not forget at least two veterans in our family: Uncle Eldon, who served in Korea during the Korean War, and Uncle Ken, who served in Thailand during the Vietnam War. They were both far from home, far from their families, and unable to communicate with family members on a regular basis. Uncle Eldon was in the midst of the action. While Uncle Ken wasn't in the midst of the Vietnam War, he knew the pain of not seeing planes he'd worked on return to the Thai air force base after a mission. He also knew the unpopularity of the Vietnam War and the pain of not being recognized, once he returned home to his town and his neighbors, of not being thanked for the sacrifices he'd made.

Heather said...

Margaret - Isn't Colin Powell great? He is so eloquent.

Cheryl and Ashton said...

Thank you to Steve and ALL who have protected our freedom. The video clip was inspiring Heather.

kirsten said...

Love what he had to say on that show- and what a powerful visual of that mother next to the grave

Joy said...

Amen.

Jen said...

Being proud of your husband is an amazing thing. There are a lot of wives who can't say the same for one reason or another.

Looks like you've got yourself one of the good ones!

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