I hope that everyone is having a great Holiday today. I am chilling with my family as we grill out in the back. God has not blessed me with a man in my life yet, so I get invited to my sister's family gatherings.
I find the day as a whole, something that I look forward to every year. My daddy is a vet and served in the army during Vietnam and a few problems in the Middle East. (Those were not called wars since Congress did not deem them as such)
I love that this started around the time of the Civil War as a day to remember solders that did not make it home. I remember stories that my daddy told me of his friends that he did not get to return home with. He does not like to talk about it a lot but when he does, the stories are amazing. The things that the solders went through during that time, makes me even more proud to be an American.
One day I plan to go to Arlington and see the graves. I want to walk through the cemetery of those that made it home. Many bodies went MIA during the Wars due to many different factors.
I hope that you join me at 3 pm for the moment of Silence to remember those that lost their lives Serve the Country. I am amazed that it was only in 2000 the law was passed to remember the past and how it will shape our future.
First off, I am not perfect. I make alot of mistakes and I will admit them. I hate getting up in the mornings. I do not want to eat the healthy smoothie. I would rather have the pancakes or gravy/biscuit. I have learned that it is ok to do things in moderation. It is the only way I make it day by day.
Some days my students have meltdowns that are so bad that I am ready to quit. Other days, they are angels and I would keep them forever. I can not change my circumstances all that I can control is my reaction to it.
My dogs decide to dig a hole and I am trying to clean outside and do not see it. I almose cuss when I fall into it. Daily life is funny, sad and painful. I sometimes think that Jesus looks down and yells at God to come over and laugh at the things that I do. I make so many mistakes but he is my anchor in times of trouble and I know that he has my back.
What I focus on is Jesus. He is the only way I make it throughout the day.
Luke 9:23 ESV And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.