Saturday, November 1, 2008

Grateful

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. Buddha

Today I will share something very personal.
My son is in the Marines and he returned from Iraq about 8 months ago. While he was on leave he left his class A uniform at our home. The class A for the Marines is the dark blue blazer with gold buttons. Some other metal badges he's earned and dress slacks. Although I told him he should take his uniform with him he said he wouldn't be needing it.

Well as moms know best - he called me and told me he needed his uniform can I mail it to the base in California. Of coarse I will.

On the way to the post office the top lid opened and the sun shined on the buttons and the glare caught my eyes. I looked down and almost fell to my knees. I have never been so grateful in all of my life. . . . I was mailing my son his uniform in a box instead of receiving it in a box. I was overwhelmed with emotion and just had to stop and thank God for protecting my son while he was at war. To bad I didn't have my camera with me so instead I give you this.

6 comments:

snaphappee said...

Wow. What a powerful thought. I am so thankful for the men and women who serve to protect our freedom. Thank you for sharing this.

Asiam Designs Photography said...

ohhh A mother's love - It is so special. You have been blessed with his return. Thank you for letting us in to a personel moment.

Tess said...

I understand this from the wife's perspective and you just gave me goosebumps! I'm a grateful everyday for my husband coming home safely from each deployment.

Martin Wilkins said...

It was always my private fear that my daughter would go to war, thankfully she is out now, what an enlightening moment for you

Jennifer said...

Very true thought. Thank for sharing.

Beautiful picture

Diana said...

Oh wow, I have goosebumps and chills all up my arms from just reading your post. I am glad you shared with us this very private moment!

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