Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday Thanks Tank

In honor of Pam and the ladies for Thankful Thursday...

But, I'm honoring folks even more special: those individuals serving in our military.

There's been a gnat in my ear buzzing constantly for over a week now, reminding my brain of the series DaHubby and I watched called Carrier on PBS. We were mesmerized by all 10 hours of footage about life on the USS Nimitz. So many stories. So many broken lives. So many lives living to God's glory. So much bravery. So much complaining. So much discipline. So little laziness. So much danger. So much comradery. We just couldn't pull our eyes away.

Unfortunately, with the exception of an old high school friend who served in Desert Storm while I was in college, this show is about the most contact I've ever had with the US Armed Forces. And, I am seriously impressed.

How much of what we believe in are we seriously willing to die for? Honestly? Many of the people currently serving have to consider it daily.

Not to mention the generations before - thousands and thousands and thousands - in this grand tradition who have laid down their everyday lives and walked away from the family and country they love to go overseas and defend MY liberty to drive where I please, eat where I please, speak as I please, send my kids to school where I please, and worship as I please.

I'm in awe.

So, to the two young men in fatigues who Flicka and I saw at the YMCA today, whose presence there brought all this flooding back, and to anyone else who is either actively serving or carrying on at home while your loved one serves elsewhere:

THANK YOU! We truly don't know what our lives would be like without your sacrifices.


Anonymous said...

I completely agree with you! My best friend's brother is on his second tour of Iraq...they give so much and really get so little thanks from us. What a great post!

Gina's Public Diary said...

I am so very thankful for the men and women in sacrificial service in my place. God Bless Them!

Anonymous said...

A wonderful thing to be thankful for - we do take for granted those who gave and are giving their lives for freedom...


Sheila said...

Oh yes! thank you Lord for those who risk their lives for us!

Keep them, and draw them to know You more and more!

Thank you for this TT post!