Make Time to Remember What Memorial Day is All About

memorialdayAnother commercial for Memorial Day sales. Is it just me or does it seem like every single holiday is just another excuse to shop and spend? Just as I’m about to turn to my husband to lament the state of our materialistic and consumer-driven American society, I pause.

He’s here.  He’s home.  He’s safe.

I can watch him roll his eyes and shake his head with a half-cocked smile as he sits through another of my state-of-our-American-society addresses. I would miss that if I lost him.  It’s hard to imagine my life without my partner-in-crime, my Homeskillet.

It tears me apart to know that there are military spouses out there who would give anything to have their spouse back to fire up the grill and enjoy the long weekend together, like I will, and maybe you will too.

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We owe it to our Gold Star families to take moment and acknowledge their sacrifice. Memorial Day isn’t just one day, it’s every day for these families.

I watched the Nicki Bunting’s Story: Going it Alone on Lifetime Moms and I just cried.  I can’t imagine the strength it takes to lose your spouse and your co-parent, only to then to find out that you’re pregnant with your second child 4 days later.

So, please, before you hit the stores, fire up the grill, or head out to the beach or on vacation, make sure you take the time to reflect on the sacrifices that our service members and their families have made so that we can live freely in our pursuit of happiness.

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