I’ve been hurting for a fairly long time now.
And it’s not just because I’m heartbroken.
It’s not because I’ve been lied to for several years.
It’s not because of the secrets.
And those who kept them.
It’s not because of the betrayal.
And all the many who stay silent.
Or even those who continue to support the matter today.
Most especially it’s not because of the judgement.
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In all this unnecessary craziness.
There was a spouse or a mother that helped her Marine pack.
She helped get their gear together.
With tear filled eyes, she helped fold everything to fit.
She read off the gear list as they double checked everything.
Continue reading “a month and a butt”
“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial beginning of summer. Parades take place, the grill is dusted off for the first time.
But actually, it is much more than that.
Memorial Day is in remembrance of soldiers who fell in combat risking their lives for their country.
It is about gratitude.
Continue reading “setting the table”