It’s Memorial Day weekend. Time for cookouts, family, and honoring those that have fallen fighting for our freedom. It’s important to remember that the freedoms we enjoy every day are not free. They are earned by the blood, sweat, and tears of the men and women of the United States military. It’s easy to take what we have for granted, to become complacent about the source of our liberties. That’s why it’s so vital that, at least a few times a year, we take a moment and give thanks to those that fight for our rights.
I’m proud to be a veteran. In fact, the military is a deep part of my family history – my father is a veteran, my husband is a veteran, and my brother and brother-in-law are currently serving. So, to all those that take up the mantle, I say Thank You.
I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!
I want to wish my dad a very happy birthday! He’s my friend, my role-model, my hero. Without him, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. And I am forever thankful for everything he’s done, for me and the rest of our family.
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
Tomorrow, May 12th, has multiple meanings for me. The most obvious is that it’s Mother’s Day. I love my mother immensely and know just how lucky I am to have her in my life. It’s also the day, seventeen years ago, that I met my husband. Another lucky break for me.
What I’m trying to say is that, while Mother’s Day is difficult for me for personal, fertility-based reasons, it’s also a day that has brought me great joy. It is a day of contrasts for me indeed.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Alice Liddell, the inspiration behind Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is 167 years old today. At least, she would have been if she were still alive. Either way, her spirit lives on in those that find joy and fulfillment in the fanciful tales spun in her honor.
It’s also Star Wars Day. Yet another fantastic world that has captured the imagination of many.
Whether it be the whimsy of Alice or the drama of Star Wars, or both, today is quite the day for celebration. I hope everyone has a delightful and creative day.
May the Fourth be with you!