Ya’ll my Daddy served in the US Army in Vietnam. He was drafted and went there and did the job he was supposed to do. My husband served in the US Navy in Desert Storm, he signed up for 6 years and he did his duty.
I’m very thankful for the veterans in my life. My father in law, sister in law and brother in law, 2 cousins, an uncle by marriage all served in the Air Force. Many of my friends.
Now my blog is geared towards kindness. I’m always looking for stories of kindness to share – and I can think of no one else who is more kind than men or women who could potentially lay down their lives for me. The Bible is clear, John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”
Tomorrow morning my Mama, Mother in Law and I take my husband out for breakfast at Denny’s – we fuss over him proper. He deserves it.
Last year we went there and there was an older gentleman eating alone, and another man asked if he could join him. When we left, they were telling stories. It was beautiful to see this comradery a WW2 veteran and a Vietnam veteran. The desire to help your brother in arms not be lonely. I left their tip, and there were a few others.
This past month I saved some change so I leave tips for more veteran’s tomorrow at Denny’s. I’m looking forward to doing that small and simple gesture.
I’m hopeful as I write this that you can find a way to say “thank you” to a veteran. Even if you say, “Thank you for your service.” That will mean a great deal. My husband is very shy, but he beams when someone tells him that.
If you are a veteran and you by chance are reading this THANK YOU. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for your sacrifice and your time. What a blessing you are in my life even if we don’t meet this side of Heaven.
In love and appreciation,