Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Very Special Thankful Post









































I am thankful for a very special veteran in my life - MY HUSBAND. He served our country from 1972 - 1976 during some turbulent times in our world. Vietnam War Vets did not receive a warm welcome when they returned home. No parades or welcome signs. In the above parade picture, it was taken Veterans Day 1973. My mother and I were present to cheer my husband and the other marines and veterans in the parade. It was far from peaceful. There were people shouting "baby killers", "killers", and words I cannot repeat. By the end of the parade my husband had eggs and other food items on his uniform from protesters who maliciously threw them at him and his fellow marines.

Americans has since "repented" for their sins towards the Vietnam Vets. The hurt is still there for most of them, but the pride they have for this country is stronger than ever! My husband still sheds a tear whenever he hears of a soldier or fellow marine who has lost their life while protecting this country they so proudly served. He said that if he was called today to serve this great land he would do so with great pride.

So today, I am thankful for all who have proudly served their country so I can have the freedoms I have today. We may be going through some very rough economic times right now, but I still believe that I live is the best country in all the lands.

Most of all I am thankful for my husband, Jim, who volunteered to serve his country during a most unpopular war. I am so thankful the Lord saw fit to allow him to come back home to his wife and newborn daughter so many years ago!


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17 comments:

Serendipity said...

What a lovely post and tribute! God bless you and your husband!

Denise said...

Such a precious tribute to your dear husband, may he always be blessed.

Jennifer said...

A very touching tribute to your husband and all the other veterans who have fought for our freedom...which didn't come free.

I am proud to be an AMERICAN!

LAURIE said...

Wow! What a wondeful tribute to your husband and all those who have served our country and who are still serving for our freedoms! I have a son overseas and I am thankful for the sacrifices that he is making along with all of our troops so I can live freely in the US. I am proud to be an American mom of an airman! -Blessings, Laurie

MJ said...

The thought just breaks my heart...God Bless you both! It is so easy for us to forget what they went through. Thank you!

Amy said...

Great post. My dad fought in Vietnam. He definitely put some pride in me regarding our military.

Thank your hubby for me!! :)

Happy Thursday!

luvmy4sons said...

Thank you, Jim, for your service to our nation. Than you Michele for your sacrifice while he served.

Grammy said...

My prayers are with your friend and you.

Sharon said...

Thank you so much for your husband, he is such a blessing to all of us.
Be Blessed the both of you!!
I did thankful post on Tuesday if he and you want to read it.

BP said...

This is a nice post honoring your husband. It is just horrible how they were treated. Such a fitting post for this week! God bless you!

He And Me + 3 said...

We are Thankful to Jim too for serving his country! Great post! The pictures were so neat!

Laurie Ann said...

What a precious post. Thank your husband for me. Happy Thankful Thursday!

Debra said...

Michele,

I, too, am thankful for your husband's service and all those who are called to serve and answer that call!

My son feels the Lord calling him to be a Marine. We are being prayerful with him.

Happy Thursday, my friend. ((hugs)) to you!

Cheryl said...

May God bless your husband and the many men/women who have served our country. Great tribute to him.

Lynn said...

Michelle,

This is the most wonderful and touching post I have read all day. Your words and love foryour husband inspire me. Thank you.

Please hug your husband and thank him for me.

BJ said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute. I am truly thankful for all those who serve and protect our wonderful nation.

Marsha said...

Oh my! Where have the years gone!? He looks so .... young!

Beautiful tribute, sis. Love you.