|Remembering you this Memorial Day
It has been a while since I valued my Patriotism,
reflected on the strength it gives me, my daughters, my sons. Thought about the privileges I enjoy at the expense of others.
Concerned myself that it could all be taken away at the whim of some outsider, whose freedoms were not as great as my own. And I am ashamed of a failing memory that would let me forget such a crucial remembrance as this. My freedom, I say, is my ability to research the facts and then draw my own conclusions, with the compassion of an innocent child, the wisdom of a prophet of God, and the wrath of what may always be "Right's" defense. And then, I receive that first wake up call, that influential hand that snaps me back in Reality's direction. " In God, I trust," I say again, in His judgment, in His tireless efforts to teach me the lessons of patriotism, of living, of love. "Do not give up on me," I beg. Do not hasten your step, too quickly that I should lag so far behind. I AM following, at your heels, listening, learning, trying always, to follow your lead...
Thank you Chris ~ You I shall never forget ~
I shall wave a flag in memory of you and another for those that fail to remember. Your life was my gift, for this I will always treasure your life.