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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veterans Day

By Tamra Norton

Today, Veterans Day, my mind and heart can't help but turn to our brave servicemen and women who have dedicated their very lives to protect the many freedoms we enjoy in this country. What a huge sacrifice! But it's not theirs alone...

My heart also turns to their families, separated by many miles, and often oceans from sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, husbands, wives... Can we even understand how they are feeling today? I'd imagine there are a mixture of emotions--pride, for sure! But also concern for their loved one's safety and well being. Sadness for days and memories missed.

Today I'm going to give the ones I love an extra hug. And today we will say an extra prayer--for those serving, and for those at home.

Click here to read my friend, Alison Palmer's awesome Veterans Day Blog...where she also happens to talk about my two children's novels, Make Me a Memory and Make Me a Home--both dealing with military children.

3 comments:

Heather B. Moore said...

I read the review on Alison's blog. It was great! Congrats.

Julie Wright said...

they were great reviews for a great author! Veteran's Day is my Grandpa's Birthday. I can't help but think of him and how much of himself he gave to the things he believed in. Love that we celebrate this day :)

Josi said...

Thanks for the link, that was a great review