Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day

taken a little over a year ago at my paternal grandfather's funeral

Thankful to those who serve and have served.

To my dad, the bravest man I know. The smartest person I know. One of the kindest, most selfless people I've ever met. Not only did he spend many years in military service, I also personally watched him risk his own life to save that of a six-year-old girl. Thanks, Dad.

Both grandfathers, though they have passed on, they taught me about being faithful to my family and country. They loved me.

My sister whom I adore and miss. She lives on the other side of the country.

My brother, he's a good dad, husband, son and sibling.

And to all of the soldiers I have never met, I'm thankful to you all.

For the ones who've given their lives, I am speechless. Your gift is beyond anything I can imagine. I don't deserve it, but I am grateful.


Wool Winder said...

A beautiful tribute.

Jen said...

So thoughtful. How are your parents doing?