Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

In honor of today, besides enjoying an all-american meal of hamburgers & hotdogs, I am wearing red, white & blue. I am patriotic. I tear up at a public event while the National Anthem plays, but when people say, God Bless America, i really want to say what I think matters more is, God bless the World because we all impact each other globally. We are all God's children.  I am certainly blessed to have been born, raised and live in the United States, especially with my all of my health problems. In other countries, wheelchair accessibility is scarce and some children/adults have makeshift wheelchairs out of old bicycle tires and plastic outdoor chairs. The comparisons can go on, but i just want to say thank you to those who defend us and allow us to live without worry that others face daily.

On my personal facebook page, i wrote:

                happy memorial day! let us take a moment to thank and remember those who have fought and are  fighting for our freedoms that we sometimes take for granted! With love comes sacrifice! and thank you Quique Trevino (my grandpa) for telling stories of our relatives who are no longer with us who served our country!
My sweet bloggy friend Kendra of A Proverbs 31 Wife, wrote a perfect memorial day post that basically said everything I wanted to express plus some with a viewpoint that I never thought about: how this day can also be a day to remember the ultimate sacrifice for mankind and eternal life, Jesus Christ. Wow, blew my mind away!

I want to share some old photographs of my extended family members who have served our nation. I never got to meet them in person, so I look forward to the day when we will be reunited. I also am grateful that my grandpa Henry shared these pictures to keep their memory alive and also to my grandpa M and my uncle Gilbert who served in the Air Force and the Marines respectfully.

my 2nd cousin's late husband, Ismo Reyna

great uncle art "tudie" trevino, served during vietnam war

great uncle Jesus "chuy" Trevino, served during WWII

great uncle Joe Trevino, marines served during vietnam

I will not forget those who gave their life for our freedoms or the hearts of the family members they left/leave behind whether they were killed on duty or simply being away from home for a long period of time. I think of my dear friends Bess, James, Carissa, Sue, and amanda who have immediate loved ones currently serving! We honor you & love you!


Kendra said...

Thanks for the linkback dear friend!

Sue said...

You're so sweet Britt- I just love you!

Amanda said...

Awe Britt!!! :) I love this post. Thanks for the shout out girl. Love to have support from such great friends.

I hope you have a fabulous day!