Freedom is something I will never take for granted.
We have the freedom in this country to worship as we wish, raise our families, get a job, dream a dream, build a house, move across the country–pretty much do whatever we want as long as it’s within the boundaries of the law and morality. However, sometimes while we’re going about our daily business, I think we fail to remember one basic truth.
That freedom didn’t come easy.
I am very aware of the many sacrifices made by my ancestors and the current military to continue to keep this country safe and to protect those freedoms. In the beginning throes of creating this great country we live in, lives were lost and investments destroyed. My own family genealogy shows the names of men who died serving their country in the military. My own father served in the Navy during World War II.
So when I see a man or woman in uniform, I try to always express gratitude for the jobs they are doing — for the sacrifices they are making while continuing to fight for those freedoms.
But the word “thanks” just doesn’t seem like enough.
So, I will pray for our military men and women. Whether they are home or abroad, they need our prayers. Theirs is a job not everyone can do–not everyone wants to do. But it is a job for which I will be forever grateful.