Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Saluting Our Veterans





Veteran's Day is the best time to thank those who serve and the spouses who support them in that service. 

We were a military family even before we were married. Then Jack's service continued in interesting ways near and far. Deployments were hard requiring me to keep the home fires burning as he was overseas.  After September 11th, we lived apart for two years until we moved east for six years. He was stateside as his expertise was needed. Although difficult and long in duration, this stateside deployment was much easier than his time in combat zones in foreign places. As often happens with long separations, we began to lead separate lives and celebrated when he was assigned to headquarters. This assignment brought us together. High powered jobs served us both well, but made more for a roommate situation. I  was floundering. I wondered many times if this was all there was. Enter finding the ttwd blogs and the rest can be read about in posts made earlier. Ttwd put back the magic and devotion, love and sexual sparks and we still enjoy all of it for the most part! Sometimes it is sore on one's backside!

Fly our country's flag, say thank you to men and women in uniform and give a prayer of thanks to those who are serving today in faraway places and right there in your neighborhood. 

Being away from families is always difficult. I know personally how rough it can be. I know how hard separation is on a marriage.  We salute the men and women who are serving our country. Acknowledge the strength of a military person's family. Being away from home as the holidays approach is the most painful of all.  

I salute my own very special veteran and those who have served our country. I salute those serving today near and far away.



God bless America. 




Meredith

20 comments:

  1. Mere,
    I always look forward to your posts about Jack and you serving in the armed forces. There are certain stories you have told that I even reread because they are so heartfelt.

    Loved your special salute to your veteran, too. The deployment to combat zones is a sacrifice that can never have receive too many thank yous.

    Ella Sending Thanks to You Both

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    1. Ella,
      You are most kind in your loving comment.
      Jack and I say thank you.
      Meredith

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  2. Thanking you both for your service. Great post.
    --Baker

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  3. This is a beautiful salute to those close to you and those far away. Sacrifices are definitely made on all sides when someone serves, I can only imagine how difficult it is. Thank you for sharing your story, and thank you both for your service.

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    1. Laurel,
      Difficult, but important! Thank you for your kind words.
      Meredith

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  4. Thank you Jack and Mere for all your service and sacrifice. Loved this post, Mere.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Cat,
      Thank you for your comment. It means a lot.
      Meredith

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  5. Lovely post Meredith. Thank you to you and Jack and all who have served in our allied forces and their families.

    Hugs
    Roz

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  6. Great post Meredith. Thank you to both you and Jack for your dedication to the services and all other families who served and are still serving. You are all amazing!
    Hugs Lindy xx

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    1. Lindy,
      Thank you for your sincere comment.
      Meredith

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  7. A sincere thank you for your service.

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    1. G,
      So glad to hear from you. Thank you for your kind comment.
      Meredith

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  8. Many thanks to you both and for the reminder that service is indeed a family affair.

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    1. Deena,
      Good to hear from you! Thank you for your understanding comment.
      Meredith

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  9. A beautiful post, Meredith - and thank you both for serving our country...Jack in his assignments and deployments, and you in sacrificing having your husband gone! Yes, God bless America! ~Jennifer

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  10. Hi Meredith, a lovely post, Thank you Jack x
    love Jan, xx

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  11. Hi Meredith, :) Beautiful post, with important reminders too- especially during the holidays. A heartfelt thanks to Jack, and to you, for serving our country.

    Thank you to all who have served, and continue to do so. Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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  12. Thank you both for your sacrifices.

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