Thursday, November 12, 2009

Reflection on Veterans Day

Yesterday almost seemed like an oxymoron as it fell so close on the heels of the tragedy at Fort Hood.

As the daughter of a World War II veteran, the wife of veteran, mother of a veteran and a grandmother of a grandson only 22 and a newborn son at home serving in Iraq on a second tour, who would have ever thought that someone could cause such great harm to so many while they are doing their job protecting all of the USA.

As I sent "thank you" to several of our current soldiers, encouraging them to be safe and come home as soon as possible, it seems so inadequate. What else is there to do? Yes, we pray each day for their safety. We send boxes of needed items. We care for their families if we are physically close enough. It still doesn't seem like enough when they are doing so much.

If you see a soldier in uniform from any branch, take time to smile and say "thank you" for the life you are able to live because of them. Even if you don't agree about the soldiers going into harms way, at least agree that we owe them for our safety with our gratitude if nothing else.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dividing becomes Trouble right here on the blogs

It's only Tuesday, and I feel like it is midnite on Friday night.

Well, I have spent the last two days trying to take this original blog and split it into two blogs, this one for "Just Thinking About" things and the other for the more creative side of me for my scrapbooking and paper crafting adventures.

I feel like this journey has been jaunt around the world of cyberspace.

If you came back to this blog to relook at some of my creative items from the SOTM Blog Hops please just jump on over to Heart and I've saved it all for you.

Having said all that, I will leave you with thought for the day:

Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be. - Karen Ravn