Friday, May 14, 2010

Armed Forces Day is Coming!

Tomorrow is Armed Forces Day.

Please take a few moments to pray for our men and women serving in our military.

Somehow, someway show your appreciation for those who sacrifice a 'normal' family life, to protect and serve our nation.

Last week a member of the Coast Guard was at the garden shop. He asked if we offer military discounts...my reply, "We don't, but I do". We talked trees for a while, he was getting ready to deploy and wanted to get a couple trees planted before he left. As the guys loaded the trees in the truck, his wife and I chatted a bit. She told me how happy she is that her husband's job has him saving people. You could see the love and pride in her eyes. She assured me she would pray for my sons. When I look in the eyes of a family member of one who serves our nation, there is always something there. I can't explain it, there is just something.

We never know who we will happen upon, as we travel this road called Life. Be gentle with everyone. Offer kindness to all. And above all, show thanks and pray for each and every member of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.

6 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

I did a post about this also.

0308MathewP_Thurlow said...

No pains, no gains................................................................

AirmanMom said...

sarge...I'm on my way to your blog now... hope you are having a good day!

AirmanMom said...

Mr. Thurlow...thank you for stopping by.

christian soldier said...

as always-thank you for telling it like it is about our BEST!!!
also-thank you for the artist post on Sgt.Battles...
Praying for your sons-as I know you are praying for my nephew...
Hugs,
C-CS

AFWingMom said...

Thanks for the reminder!

And I continue to pray for your boys....