Memorial Weekend

Monday, May 31, 2010

My Dear Mom, who is 90 wants me to continue to put flowers on the graves of my Dad, 5 of my half siblings graves, and my stepdad's grave. I carried out all her wishes.

I truly enjoyed watching the wonderful Washington's Memorial Program on TV, with my DH. It deeply moved me and brought tears to my eyes. We saw so many of our troops who suffered unbelievable torture on the battle fields. Some of these great men came home to their loved ones, some never made it home. Some even had to be buried far away from home, in a foreign country, because so many died at one time and there were so many bodies that could not be identified. My own DH was in Korea on his 18th birthday. He was so very young, his mom had to sign for him to enlist. She tried to get him out, when she found out that he was to be sent to Korea. The Army offered to let him go, but he refused. He stayed in the Army for 8 years, then joined the Air Force for
3 years. I had a dear uncle, mom's brother, who was in the Korean War, he was a sargent. He lost all his men, but himself & one other. He carried this one, for a very long way before he got help. He got a purple heart. He suffered terrible after the war, feeling that he had let his men down. He was so messed up for so many years. Actually, he just started doing better a few years back. He has given his life to the Lord and now is doing so much better. My DH became a Christian when he was 21. Mom had 4 brothers who were in the wars & nephews as well. All of them returned home. I praise God for that blessing. Tears rolled down my face for the sacrifices these Troops & Veterans has made for us.

On a happier note, at church last evening, it was Youth Night. One of my grandsons preached a great message, he will be 16 this week. His brother age 14, played guitar along with my young cousin playing one. There were great special songs delivered by some, and wonderful skits. All of this was done to glorify and honor God & His Son Jesus Christ! I was so very proud of all these young people. They are the future of our churches. Big tears rolled down my cheeks, it moved me so very much.

Today, another happy memory will be made. We, as a large family & a few close friends enjoyed a cookout, visiting, a few enjoyed the pool and we were entertained additionally by my youngest GS who is 7 now, and his little friend
who is 6. They played their little guitars and sang very loud................. We endured to the end. I thought it might be time to take Mom home, for a rest or a nap. I got on my ice pack and my aching back felt so good. A happy ending.
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    Continue to take care of yourself! You are a pretty significant branch in this family tree. With my son in the US Army (deployed in the middle east at this time) and the conflicts numerous I pray for him and know that his heart is good and his (and his wife's), basic smarts will prevail for him and his new baby boy (Logan - who just turned 1 year old a week ago!). We will see our son soon (I pray) and can relate with your blogs more than you know. Thank you for the support! emoticon
    3897 days ago
    My hubby was in the Viet Nam war. No matter how well grounded our loved ones are they do tend to bring a piece of the war home with them. I also think that faith and belief in God helped my husband bear less wounds than some other soldiers.

    That is so incredibly cool that your grandson preached a sermon. How exciting for you. Your family gathering was fun to read about too.
    3919 days ago
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