Faith Fitness and Laughter

Memorial Day

on May 27, 2013

I hope you guys have had a great long weekend!  I just got home from spending some time with my parents and really had the best time.  The weather was perfect and it was really nice to just relax. 

 

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I went for a walk this morning and watched the sun come up.  It was nice and cool and the wind was blowing…. 

 

My plan was to leave this morning, but some of my parents friends decided to grill some burgers. 

 

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I ended up having a turkey burger minus the bun Smile

 

 

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My dad’s other daughter carefully watching him eat his snack….

 

 

My drive home gave me lots of time to think about how important today really is.  It’s Memorial Day.  A day that we remember loved ones.  Especially those who have served in the military and gave their lives so that we could have the freedoms we have here.  My dad was in the Air Force as a young man and did a tour in Vietnam.  He also retired from the National Guard.  I have numerous relatives that have served and some who are still considered active.  I love and appreciate them all very much.

I also thought about some very special people on my way home this afternoon.  My grandparents.  Both sides.  My mom told me something today that really fueled my thoughts.  She told me that when my Nanny was a young woman she could remember when Pearl Harbor happened and how they all gathered around the radio to listen to the President speak.  It made me think about my grandparents in a different light.  they had dreams and aspirations.  They went to church without fail and were raised with manners.  They put family first and did their part when it came to chores.  My dad’s mom called me “sister” and I loved it.  She used to sleep with her house coat on her head and when I stayed with her I made her put one on mine.  This was cool to a 6 year old.  Smile

They came from a people that new how to deal with things like the Depression, death, and loss.  They also loved to laugh and spend lots of time together as a family.  All of my grandparents have gone on to be with the Lord now, but their legacy will live on.  I am a product of that.  My brother is a product of that, which also makes me niece and nephew a product of that. 

I am who I am because of the families that my parents came from.  The way they were brought up.  Morals, love, and church. 

So I remember them today too.  I miss them and wish that I could spend time with them, but I know that I will see them again. 

 

I hope you have a great afternoon!  and Happy Memorial Day!

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6 responses to “Memorial Day

  1. chasingchels says:

    Remembering your grandparents is a beautiful way to spend memorial day, love 🙂 they sound like wonderful people, who left an amazing legacy through you and your family. I hope you have a great rest of your day!

  2. I love hearing about these family stories. It makes me realize that one day my grandchild will want to hear the story of how I crowded around the TV set with my fellow high-school classmates when the Twin Towers were destroyed by terrorists. It’s sad, of course, that we have to go through any of these experiences at all but history is always being made and we are a part of it, every day. Giving remembrance for those who lost their lives allowing us to have this freedom is the least we can do.

  3. Look at you sticking to the turkey burger and no bun! So cool to think about what you’ve learned from those before you. I know I learned a lot from my pappap who was a veteran but also just a real role model.

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