So, Christmas is just a couple days away and I decided that rather than ask a question, I’d say thank you.
During WWII, Claire was separated from Frank and lived everyday with the very real possibility that one or both of them would never make it home. But they did their duty and fought back the tide of evil the Nazis brought to the world, and then lived with the things they saw and did for the rest of their lives.
Claire ended up in two more wars, and never ran from what needed to be done, that is the true measure of a hero.
There are men and women serving in the Armed Forces, not just from the US but from many countries this Christmas. They are away from their families and are loved and terribly missed. They are amazing people, and I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to them all.
I also know that there are those who not only will miss this Christmas, but will never get to go home. Their sacrifice for their countries and freedom is something a lot of us will never fully understand and they deserve our thanks and respect, as do their families.
My father Sgt. Major Jim Taylor and grandfather Sgt. Jim Taylor. were both in the United States Army and both war veterans and their service makes me so proud to have been a daughter and granddaughter to them. They are both dead now, and I miss them both very much, but their lives were filled with purpose, service, and love. Love for their families, their country, and of freedom and liberty.
So, no question this week, just a thank you.
I hope to see the comments filled with the names of YOUR loved ones who are serving and are far away this Christmas, and of those who gave their full measure.