It was a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in Maryland!
The sun was shining and the temperatures were in the mid 70's.
I have THE best job in the world! I'm the Store Operations Manager for a Garden Center. I work with a dynamite team; we are always learning, always having fun. Needless to say, a Saturday in April with picture perfect weather equals a busy day! Love it!
A family came into the shop this afternoon; mom and dad, a younger son and a teenage son wearing a NAVY tee shirt. I asked the young man if he had intentions of enlisting. Mom told me her oldest son is currently serving in the US Navy. She went on to share that her son just returned home from being deployed. The quiet teen, chimed in that they did not know where he was, during the deployment. I told them I understood, since both of my sons are Airmen. We continued to chat about our sons for a few moments.
As the family left, this Blue Star Mom and I squeezed each other's hand tight and she whispered, "I know".
To all the Blue Star Families...I thank you for the service of your loved ones.
To all the Blue Star Families...I thank you for the love and support you give our military.
To all the Blue Star Families...I know.