Friday, February 13, 2009

The World

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
~Heather Cortez ~


Happy Friday!
Happy Valentine's Day Eve!

This quote is perfect, as I reflect on this past week.

Sadly, we awaken this morning to tragic news of an airplane crashing and 50 people have perished. How many of these people were the world to one person?

I was so richly blessed to watch my two daughters share a first 'play-date' with their daughters. Truly, these mommas are the world to their sweet babies.


My mom's sister, Aunt Kay at the age of 92 passed away. For nearly 60 years she has tended to the needs of my Mentally Retarded cousin, her son Jimmy. She was the world to him.

B has returned safely to U.S. soil, following a short deployment. He had adopted a mutt shortly before leaving, he is this pup's world. B is my son, he is my world.

Phil, my brother-in-law and his wife will arrive tomorrow for a long weekend visit. It will be fun to hang out, eat lots of good food and watch the Daytona 500! He is a Vietnam Vet who has earned several Purple Hearts. A few short months ago Phil was gravely ill, we were not certain he would survive. He is the world to his wife.

John passed his CDC test (Woo-Hoo)!!! He is buying a "Rust Bucket" this weekend, an old pick up truck to tinker with. John is coming home the first weekend in March, for the first time since Thanksgiving! John is my son, he is my world.

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, the day to express love and gratitude to those we love! I bought my hubster a card, I'll tell him how much I love him and we will share kindnesses throughout the day; like every other day. Matthew is my beloved, he is my world.

Thousands of U.S. soldiers will wake tomorrow and continue to defend our flag. Each of these Airman, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines have family and friends waiting for them at home. These brave heroes are OUR world!

36 comments:

Bogart in P Towne said...

Yea...what you said!

AirmanMom said...

bogart...I was leaving a coment on your blog, while you were here!
Thanks for stopping by!

Denise said...

Beautiful post.... Our world's are small and revolve around so few people, but when we open our hearts the Father God discloses a world full of people that is the world to someone else and in need of OUR prayer.. We are not people that have no power! We have the power of prayer to cover those in harms way, after all they are the world to someone..........

HAPPY V-Day

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Damn you...made me all teary eyed. I love how you wrote this. Reminds us all how important each and everyone of us is to someone (or something!) somewhere.

The grandbabies are ALL adorable!!

Hallie

AirmanMom said...

denise...thank you so very much for leaving these incredibly meaningful words!

AirmanMom said...

hallie...your upcoming birthday is a celebration of your life, a life so many of us are thankful for!

Kat said...

Happy Valentines Day. The grand kids are incredibly cute. You are such a lucky lady.

lolaberly said...

And to so many of each of those men and women you mentioned -- you are their world! :)

Alice said...

Love it. Beautifully written...and so very true. Happy Valentine's Day to you and ALL your loved ones.

AirmanMom said...

kat...I do thank God each day for all of my blessings! Thanks!

AirmanMom said...

lolaberly...your words are deeply appreciated!

AirmanMom said...

alice...and you, young mama are the world to your little 'bell pepper'!

Mary Ellen said...

This was one of your best posts ever! I love how you wrote it, and I was really touched. Every life, every person is important to someone. Thank you and Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

AirmanMom said...

ME...oh my. Your words are most touching, thank you!

Julie said...

Wow, you really hit the nail on the head! Beautiful post. I am going to make sure I hug my husband and children extra hard today! They are my ones.

AirmanMom said...

julie...no doubt your family will extra-hug you back, for you are their world!

Amanda said...

Happy Valentines Day to you!
Your girls are lovely.
love,
Amanda x

commoncents said...

Great blog! Keep up the excellent work!!

Steve
COMMON CENTS
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

Mary said...

AM,

What a wonderful post. Please tell Phil that a woman in Canada is praying for him and thanks him for his service.

My grandsons think the world of me and I them.They are the lights of my life, as are my husband, daughter, mother and so many more. I love my family passionately. They all have a part in making me the person that I am.

Thank you for this inspiring post. I wish all deployed a Happy Valentine's Day and abundant blessings and a safe return.

I have posted a call for stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul. They are looking for stories from military members and their families. Be sure to check it out. I'm sure you, or someone you know, has a story.

Blessings,
Mary

Tami said...

What a wonderful post.
I am so happy that B is safely back home and can not wait to hear about your visit with John in March.
Once again I have to tell you that your daughters and grandchildren are so adorable. Have a wonderful weekend.

God Bless,
aam

AirmanMom said...

amanda...Happy Valentine's Day!!!

AirmanMom said...

steve...thank you for taking the time to read my words. I will make certain to visit your blog!

AirmanMom said...

mary...I have always found the Chicken Soup series to be an outstanding source of comfort...Hopefully many of my blogfriends will follow me to your blog!

AirmanMom said...

tami...may you have a wonderful weekend with your son! My tears rolled as I read your words this morning! Please give your solider a hug from me!!!!

Fragrant Liar said...

That was so nicely put. I love how you wove all those sentiments together with the same loving thread.

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours, and enjoy your son!

Kanani said...

What a great blog. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. It means a lot. As you know, this world is new to me, and having come into it after over 28 years in the private sector, and also as a middle aged mother of teens --I feel as though there's so much to learn.

But when I find blogs like yours, and PLAW, and Lopsided Mom and Tucker ...hey, now these are words that resonate!

AirmanMom said...

F.L. Happy Valentine's Day!!!

AirmanMom said...

kanani...thank you for your kind words...truly the blogs you mention are all outstanding!

Lisa said...

What a sweet sweet post and so right on the mark. I so believe your saying as well and have lived by it for years. I love the picture of your girls and their first playdate. You are certainly blessed to have such a beautiful family. ME TOO!

Infantry Dad said...

A wonderful post AM.
Happy Valentines day to you and all your loved ones.

Infantry Dad said...

Great post mom.
Thank B for his service for me when you see him...
Email name and rank, and I'll add him the the well wish list on my side bar.
Best wishes.
ID..

AirmanMom said...

lisa...I do thank you for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

ID...I do hope you and your family had a nice Valentine's Day! Thanks for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

ID...I will forward B's info to you. Thank you again for your wonderful blog!!!

Grandma J said...

What a beautiful post. You have a beautiful family, but then again, why am I not surprised?

AirmanMom said...

grandma...your words are deeply appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to stop by!