Veterans Day

Today I am reminded that only two “people” ever put their lives on the line for me, thier sacrifices were great: Jesus gave His life to save my soul, to reconcile me with my Father and the American soldier, who was willing to die in order to ensure I could live in the land of the free. talks about how there is no greater sacrifice than to lay down one’s life for another.

The sacrifices our military men and women make is incomprehensible; the birthdays they miss, holidays spent miles away, not being stateside to say “goodbye” as one of their loved ones breathes their last breath.

The birth of their first child, the high school graduation of their oldest child, being able to comfort their baby who is sick.

Yes, their sacrifices are great.

As is the sacrifices their loved ones make, the wife who is giving birth…alone as her husband is deployed, the spouse who attends graduation and hopes that their presence is enough to make up for the absence of the other.

The husband who walks the floors for hours with his sick child in his arms, who has no one to “tag in”, not because he failed to keep his relationship healthy, but because his wife is in Afganistan.

The children who miss their parent so much, the ones who long to see their mom and dad, who are brought little comfort, but much pride, to know their parent is ensuring my freedom.

The conditions they endure

Person of Honor

Hi! I'm Raynee. I am a Christian, a licensed professional counselor, a wife to a husband I do not deserve-cause he's so wonderful, a mother of two amazing adult children I couldn't be more proud of, and a grandmother AKA Mimi of seven absolutely adorable grandbabies. I am also an Optivia coach, a writer, a speaker, and most importantly (second to being a Christian that is) I am a woman of integrity and honor.

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