Thursday, November 11, 2010

Your Service Means So Much



Our cherished gift that you protect with with your lives

F*R*E*E*D*O*M

  We thank you.*
 God Bless You.

As I say the pledge with my students every morning,
I pray for all our soldiers
...those of family and friends...
...of friends here in blogland too...
I pray for their safety
and in gratitude
for the sacrifices they make
to defend freedom.

Love, 
Maria

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26 comments:

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Yes, and Amen. Both of my parents were in the army serving our country, as well as my father-in-law. I am proud to be the daughter of two veterans. Wish they were here to give 'em a big hug and kiss....

Tricia said...

God bless them!

Julie Harward said...

I remember saying the pledge every morning as a child in school, loved that. I didn't know it was still allowed in schools..awesome. I am so thankful for my good husband who served in Viet Nam and all those who are willing to defend our country! :D

Barb said...

A nice remembrance, Maria - I also have some young friends serving now. And - my Father-in-law (87) served in WWII.

EG Wow said...

Cool post for today!

tales from an oc cottage said...

LOVE this post! Amen!

m ^..^

~Chris said...

Maria
Thanks for reminding us that we should honor those who serve their country... and also that service to your country is in itself an honor.
Much love to you ~Chris

myletterstoemily said...

what a beautiful mosaic of heroes
and sweet tribute to them.

Linda said...

A beautiful tribute Maria.

StitchinByTheLake said...

My father served in WW II so I thank you for this tribute on his behalf. blessings, marlene

Cathy said...

Lord bless our soldiers and our veterans!

Diana said...

Well Said Maria. They don't say the pledge here anymore. I find that sad.
Love Di ♥

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I couldn't agree more. We can never really thank them enough!

Sylvia K said...

Fantistic post for the day, Maria! Yes, bless our soldiers and veterans, I was married to one! And thank you so much for your comment on mine! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Pearl Maple said...

great collage for rememberance day, have a great weeekend

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Such beautiful tribute my friend.
Our weekend has already started, we are in the country again {Friday afternoon we leave Rotterdam to spend the weekend in the country, Sunday afternoon we drive back to Rotterdam to start to school and working week; it's a half hour drive by car}. Anyway, it's so so sooooo windy almost stormy today. The wind blows very strongly in the fields and I'm keeping my little ones inside this afternoon. We are playing shuffle-board. Think I will make it a tradition on Christmas day ;)
Keep yourself and your gorgeous family warm and cozy, sweet Maria. Much love xxxxxx

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful tribute to those who sacrifice to protect us! The free flying bird in the blue sky perfectly illustrates our freedom that we are so grateful for.

Ms.Cupcake said...

Maria-thank you so much for your sweet comment! I am glad you stuck around when i was away! You post is so lovely..,
Hope you have a fantastic and fun weekend.
xoxo
Becky :)

Indie.Tea said...

Lovely tribute. And happy veteran's day to you too.

francis said...

Here I am , enjoying my jasmine tea and traveling through blogland . Is everything well with you and your dear-ones .
FREEDOM is such a great gift .
Can be in everything ! I realised today I long to live much more free by heart . I'm still learning ! Thank you for being there ! I will remember your words ! Have a peaceful week .

Vicki said...

Amen, Maria, to your beautiful tribute to our military men and women and all those who keep us free!! They are our wonderful heroes!! Have a beautiful weekend, sweet friend~love always~ Vicki

Kathleen said...

A lovely tribute! We can never thank them enough!
I love Jamesport! I go over to the North Fork every week to shop. The North Fork is just beautiful.
I am happy I got to meet you.
Maybe she will only be a semi first lady! :)
This should be interesting, and yes, we do need something to smile about!

Boas Vibrações said...

Deus abençõe OS Soldados familias e ...
Todos parágrafo Boas Vibrações nsa, AMÉM ...

Boas Vibrações said...

God bless the soldiers and families ...
Good Vibrations for us all, amen

Rosie said...

Oh dear heart,
What a beautiful tribute to those brave souls that give of themselves, so that we might enjoy freedom...
We all to often, take this life style for granted, and it is not until this privilege is threatened that we give it a thought...one day, does not seem enough, for this gift.

Your blog just gets prettier and prettier. It is so beautiful my dear friend.

Thank you sweet Maria for your visit to my kitchen...I have since made those crispy little Earl Grey cookies in a snowflake as well...(with icing sugar to be sure ;D)...Oh yes, I used a regular "Twinings" tea bag. One per recipe seemed to be quite perfect. I also doubled the orange zest, for a bit more ZIP.

Well my dear this has been such a lovely cuppa indeed...I will bid you farewell, as it is time for me to put a bit of supper on the stove...have a WONDERfilled week...
..........xoxoxo.....Rosie.....

The Captain's Daughter said...

Amen and thank you!