Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Eleven - Eleven...

It's November 11th... My sister Terri's birthday. Glad she's holding on to keep celebrating another year of life. Truly a gift from God. I think about her situation and her prognosis. She's defied the odds and continues to live life as best she can. I'm grateful that she has done as well as she has... The other reason I'm looking at things with a bit more perspective is because I always get sentimental about Veteran's Day or Rememberance Day... I guess because I see how much people really sacrificed for a guy like me to be a full time goof ball. I just feel like "Thank you" is so weak... especially after what happened in Fort Hood last week. It really drives home how important it is to appreciate and support our men and women in uniform. I was sitting in my hotel room last sunday morning, flipping channels and watching TV when I came across a preacher show (Charles Stanley) called "In Touch"... I was expecting just the typical sunday morning fare. But this program was a re-run of a guy in church talking about our founding fathers and the early days of our history and how they would rely on their faith to govern. It was a real eye opener for me and it got me thinking about history and it snowballed from there... and it got me thinking about our troops and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you seems inadequate, but it's all I've got. I do say thanks not only those who gave their all, but those who have served or are currently serving...We are forever in your debt...

4 comments:

madcobug said...

Happy Birthday Terri.
WE used to see Charles Stanley on TV a lot. Haven't seen him lately. Amen to all you said about our men and women in the military. Helen

ADB said...

Happy Birthday to Terri

Barbara said...

Thrilled with you to see Terri celebrate another birthday! Makes me feel like an idiot for bemoaning growing older.

We take way too much forgranted about our freedoms and liberties and those who have earned them and guarded them for us.

Carolyn said...

I'm really glad Terri is doing OK Mik! Tell her happy belated birthday for me.
I get more sentimental too during any of the memorial (and veteran's) days. It's because we're older and can better appreciate what our guys and ladies are doing for us and have done. I love Charles Stanley- in fact I'm listening to him on the radio right now. He and Pastor Adrian Rogers (passed away a few years ago) are my favorites. God Bless you and your family Mik, I'm glad you are a goof ball! :-)