November 11 (11-11) is Veterans Day. It happens to be in the month which, in the United States, is best known for Thanksgiving. I am thankful on Veterans Day for many things.
The deployment of a family member is hard on a family. For the family members who are not deployed, it is not the actual deployment that affects us. We deal with the not knowing:
- not knowing how our loved one is doing
- not knowing where he is
- not knowing what he is doing
- not knowing when we will see him again
My thankful list this Veterans Day will be about the time our son was deployed in a war zone.
Thankful this Veterans Day
So here I have listed eleven (11) things that I am thankful for on Veterans Day:
The fact that my son was doing what he had trained to do
The friends that helped me survive
The activities that kept my mind busy
Our family members, who were always there for all of us
One special friend that would not let me fall
My husband, who was always close by me
The ability of our son to keep in touch with us
The technology that allowed us to “see” our son
The knowledge that our son thought about us while he was gone
The fact that our son is still with us
God, who held our son, as well as others, in the palm of his hands
Are there things that you are thankful for this Veterans Day?