A day to remember so much. We walk in freedom in our country because of men and women who serve our country. Each one sacrifices far more than we know. Even their family/friends who miss them greatly as the journey continues.
VETERANS DAY ~ Giving honor to all
My dad (Edgar) was in World War ll and he began to share how hard it was thinking of war days. He never went into detail of what he saw to me. Little stories of living this life with sacrifices. He taught me to live life with a thankful heart for all things.
As I open my Bible today, I find this scripture upon my heart:
Isaiah 40:28-31 (NIV)
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
HOPE IN THE LORD ~
Let us pray daily for men and women who continue to serve our country. Let us give thanks for each day we live inside a warm house while others are out fighting. I find myself taking things for granted and not giving thanks for each one who make it possible to walk in freedom.
My dad also said, you go off to war not knowing if you will come back. You leave behind a wife, husband, family, and friends who are scared for you. My dad didn't have that trust in God, he never knew it as a kid or young man. He knew he had to be strong and face the battles that were ahead. He might have called upon God, but I don't know that.
He went off to serve our country and came back to a divorce. His wife at the time, had found a new man. His complete world had changed and now he had to begin again. We never know the scars on the inside of a person. My dad would meet my mom and marry her. They were married almost 25 years when my dad would have a heart attack and die. I was 18 years old and life would change forever. My memories continue and my heart is so thankful for the time I did have with him. I love you dad forever as you rest in Heaven.
In God, we know we find strength to carry on in life. The journey isn't over, but continues in broken ways and only God can mend them. A new normal begins and off we go with a deep breathe in life. I can't image all the stories of lives that go off to serve our country. Whether they are in war or no war, they still sacrifice so much each day. Let us pray and give honor to those who serve our country this day and everyday of life. Our lives are different because of you!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends!