Friday, November 11, 2011

to all our veterans....

Just a quick post to say thank you to all our military members, past and present. This country would not be what it is today without their service and sacrifice. Freedom isn't free. A lot of people have given their lives for this country, and many more are willing to do so at any time. I don't think we could ever thank them enough.

Dear Lord,
Today we honor our veterans,
worthy men and women
who gave their best
when they were called upon
... to serve and protect their country.
We pray that you will bless them, Lord,
for their unselfish service
in the continual struggle
to preserve our freedoms, our safety,
and our country’s heritage, for all of us.
Bless them abundantly
for the hardships they faced,
for the sacrifices they made
for their many different contributions
to America’s victories
over tyranny and oppression.
We respect them, we thank them,
we honor them, we are proud of them,
and we pray that you will watch over
these special people
and bless them with peace and happiness.
In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.


Today, if you see a veteran, please tell them thank you. You can't even imagine how much that means to them. These days people get so caught up in the politics of war, they forget that behind all of that are men and women with families who are willing to go the extra mile so that they have the opportunity to voice those opinions. No matter how you feel about the current war we happen to be fighting, please always support the troops.
And to my hubby, my hero, my best friend....I love you and am so proud of you! Being in the Navy and serving this country is not easy. Being deployed, separated from family has been so hard. But you do it because you love it and because we need you to. Thank you for all you do, in the Navy and even around the house :). I love you and I am so proud to be your wife.
p.s. thanks brandy for posting that awesome prayer on FB.....gave me some inspiration! :)

1 comment:

Samantha said...

Well said, Shanners! Give my thanks to Mr. Shananigans! :) Have a great wknd you two! xo