In memory of all those who laid down their lives. You know by now that I'll never say "Happy" in front of Memorial Day. It just seems wrong.
You know by now that I get a bit ragey if I see "Memorial Day is about ___________ (parties, BBQs, the beach, shopping, bacon-yes I've actually seen this one)."
Today I'm thinking of all of those empty chairs at the dinner table. The sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, husbands and wives that are no longer here. Those that never came home.
My heart is aching for all of those left behind. I'm thinking of all the tears shed and all of the memories that will never be made. Not just today, but every day...it's our job to remember them and embrace those left behind as well.
I've pretty much said it all before, so I'll just link you to some of my past posts.
Love to you all- I hope you get to spend today surrounded by those you love.