Thank You for Serving!

Veterans Day Flag and TagI’m sitting in reflection. The fire is going, football is on, and a latte with my name on it is right next to me on the coffee table. Life is good. Earlier, I went to the grocery store, as did half of Mechanicsville. Walking the aisles, I looked at all the ample food and supplies available for purchase. In some places, I found myself with way too many choices. As I sit writing this, I’m in my living room with blinds open. In fact, the front door is even unlocked. Yet, in this vulnerability, I’m safe and don’t fear what’s on the other side of the door. I know security.

I’m grateful for America – even in all its political turmoil. When I left the store, I lacked no food item – my cupboard is met for the week. That can’t be said for everyone in every nation tonight. I sit in my home without the fear of explosions or gunfire in the front yard. There are deserted communities around the globe this day due to the horrific violence of evil men. Families displaced. People will hide in fear wondering if they’ll see the dawn of tomorrow.

One of the reasons we know what we experience in America is due in great part to the brave and honorable men and women who serve or served in military service. To our veterans, I say thank you! Your service does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. We are blessed because you have served. May God bless you and may God continue to bless America.