Tuesday, November 11, 2014

oh beautiful...with gratitude and always with love !

when you live and work among those who serve our country, you 

are humbled by their daily sacrifice.


in the summer of '67, he gave it all.


he was away when his mother became ill.

he was lucky to be stateside, and that his commander allowed him

to go home. she went to Heaven three days after he returned.


he missed his first wedding anniversary, and the birth of his first child.


she missed her child's first birthday, and his first day of Kindergarten.
she's retired now...he's a fifth grader.
on Friday she was invited to attend an assembly at his school.
"Mom, i think they are going to give you an award...will you wear your uniform?"


today we sing the third verse loud and strong for you !

O beautiful for heroes proved

In liberating strife.

more than self their country loved

And mercy more than life!

America! America!

May God thy gold refine

Till all success be nobleness

And every gain divine!



  1. What a beautiful post. I miss my late father so much. He was a World War II veteran and POW. We must always remain proud and grateful for the service of our veterans and active military. xo Laura

  2. Your post is truly touching today Lynne… really makes one stop to think of the sacrifices…
    XOXO Mary

  3. what a beautiful post + makes one stop + then honor all the men + women who have given up their lives/home life + so we could be free + god bless them xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  4. thank you for this post - my gratitude is unbound

  5. Lynne, Thank you for this beautiful tribute to our heroes here and gone. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  6. What a touching post! Blessings- xo Diana

  7. Good evening Lynne! Lovely tribute. Hugs to you dear one!