Freedom to Do

It’s Memorial Day in the United States. A day to honor those who fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and the freedom of others. Many small towns have parades, many families go to cemeteries to plant a flag by their lost loved ones. I spent the day thinking about what it would be like if we did not have these freedoms. I truly did.

It was a beautiful sunny day here in Michigan for a change and I was out and about following my own timeline. Had breakfast with the family at a little neighborhood restaurant with flowers and a flag in the middle of our table. Then I went to visit my Mother-in-Law, who’s amazing if I do say so myself. But, it’s true. Then I stopped and bought canvases because a great sale was ending today. I updated my website. I did all of these little things because I could.

I am grateful today that my life is a reflection of what could be based on the battles that were fought by so many young soldiers. Soldiers who died fighting for us and a way of life that honors freedom. Young soldiers who did not survive to have the kind of day I had today. Honor these soldiers for ONE day? Every day should be memorial day in our hearts and actions. Bless those soldiers. Bless those families who lost them – today and every day.