Your Sacrifice is Not Forgotten

Today, I am remembering all the Veterans in our family 
and those I don’t know 
who have sacrificed and fought 
to keep even the most basic of freedoms safe for us in America.
I will never be able to comprehend 
the sacrifice so many men and women have made.
I will never be able to thank 
all the children that have lived life 
without a parent to attend their sporting events, 
greet them after school, 
help them with homework, or 
tuck them in at night because
they are protecting our country overseas.
Your sacrifice is not forgotten. 
I will never be able to thank 
all the husbands and wives 
who are taking on the role of a single parent, 
managing the household, 
and silently handling life on their own 
because their spouse’s job takes them away for months and years at a time.
Your sacrifice is not forgotten. 
I will never be able to thank all the moms and dads 
who didn’t see their child come into this world, 
haven’t seen their child take that first step, 
can’t read to them while rocking in a chair, 
can’t shoot hoops with them outside, 
and can’t snuggle in for a movie 
because their only contact is through a computer screen 
while they are serving overseas.
Your sacrifice is not forgotten. 
I will never be able to thank 
all the men and women who haven’t hugged their mom 
or kissed their spouse in months. 
All those who haven’t had a taste 
of their favorite homemade chocolate chip cookies 
or a steak, grilled to perfection in months.
Your sacrifice is not forgotten. 
My husband and I will be attending 
the Veteran’s Day program at our children’s school today.
We look forward to it every year and is one of our favorite school events.
It is am amazing program that always brings tears to my eyes.
As they play the Army song, 
I will be thinking of my dad and his service to our country during the Korean War.
Two years ago I shared a story about my dad.
His Army uniform and medals were stolen after returning from the Korean War.
With the help of Senator Grassley, I was able to get those medals back for him.
Click HERE, to see the story about my dad. 

Take a moment today to pray for, thank, or hug a Veteran. 
Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
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