But, there are times when we need to look at what’s going on around us and take in the enormity. Next month, we will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. We’ve been at war for close to 10 years. We’ve lost so many amazing men and women to the war on terrorism. Words can’t express the gratitude I have for our military personnel.
I say this because I came across a heart-breaking photo today that really got to me.
Navy Seal Jon Timulson was laid to rest last week in Iowa. His military K9, Hawkeye, watched over him one last time.
Maybe it is because we’re approaching Sept. 11 and the feelings are beginning to arise again. Or maybe it’s because I take it for granted (knowing that I never should) that my daily routine involves dropping my kids off at school, working 8 to 5 p.m. and going home to my nice house to eat dinner with my family. Meanwhile thousands of military families are spending days and nights apart from each other, or worse, coping with the loss of a loved one.
So, I leave you with this image today in hopes that you’ll take a moment to say a prayer or send positive thoughts to this young man’s family, as well as all military families. It’s because of them, that I’m able to drop my kids off at school, go to work from 8 to 5 p.m. and return home to my nice house to eat dinner with my family.
God bless our soldiers and the wonderful nation in which we live.
Image from CBS Evening News