Monday, May 2, 2011

Thank You Troops!

Last night, I was so proud of myself...I had my post ready for today! I was so proud that I was going to be able to get up and post and be done for the day.

But then I started seeing FaceBook posts about Osama Bin Laden, and I turned to the news to find that indeed, Bin Laden had been killed by a US operation.

I was proud for a whole other reason.

I was so proud of our troops and their families who have sacrificed so much for these years.

SO, instead of posting my original idea for the day, I wanted to send a BIG THANK YOU to all of those who have worked so hard to allow us as Americans to have the freedoms that we do.

I wanted to say thank you to the families of those who have been deployed in their service of our country.

I wanted to say that I know that protecting our freedoms is a never ending job, and that I am so grateful that there are men and women who take this responisibility on.

Of course I will confess that when I hear it was Navy SEALs that ran the operation, I imagined Gideon being part of it...There is nothing sexier than a protective man doing his job to keep those he loves safe!

I'll be posting my Mother's Day post that I'd written originally later this week, but this was just too important to not express how I felt and to again thank all of those who give of themselves every day so that we can be ourselves every day.

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YAY!! It's time for the wonderful blog hop started by author Lisa Sanchez

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  1. Jessica, when I heard Navy SEALs were part of the mission, I also thought of Gideon. Go, US Military and Intelligence!

  2. I love this post! We can't say thank you enough to our service people!