Thursday, November 11, 2010

Couldn't Have One Without the Other

This Veteran's day, thank a veteran.

We took this picture at an old auto show. Check out the mounted guns, yet set in the park where you can relax and be free. We wouldn't have one without the other.

Look again from the opposite view. It's a snack wagon. Freedom. The men who served and serve, Thank You!  (Yes, that's me and Major in the background.)

So if you see a military man or woman today, thank them, or better yet, as fellow blogger Kathryn, does, pay their tab for lunch. Hey, be alert and make someones day who sacrifices for you. (That's hubbie in this one.)

"Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." Hebrews 12:1 (NAS)
"Do you see what this means--all those pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running --and never quit!" (MSG)

Father, may we run, defending our country and our faith. Thank you Veterans.


Jeanette Levellie said...

This is a wonderful picture and thoguht to keep in mind, Karen. Freedom comes with an expensive price tag, and we need to be grateful.

You won a prize on my blog! I will post it tomorrow. Congratulations, dear!


Hilary said...

A wonderful post, Karen. I'll be chatting with my military man tonight and will indeed tell him how many wonderful tributes and expressions of thanks I've read today.

Janna Qualman said...

They are powerful pictures.

A few weeks ago we entered a restaurant and I held the door for a military man in uniform. He said "thanks," but I turned it around and said, "No, thank you." I wish I had more opportunity like that.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Karen, it's so great to meet you! What a great site you have--and such a beautiful family.
Happy Veterans Day to you too. I look forward to reading more of your writing!

Karen said...

Jeanette, ooooh, a prize? I'm going to check now! Thanks!!!

Hilary, yes, be sure and tell him thanks for me!

Janna, how sweet. Yes, I tend to "look" for things to do like that. Blessings**

Rebecca, thanks for following, I'm looking forward to getting to know you more. :)

Toyin O. said...

Amen, thank God for the veterrans. Nice pictures.

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

a lovely post honoring all service men and woman. My Father was in the military for 29 years and my brother is currently in the Navy.
Big Hugs
P.S> you can find the corks for the bottle stoppers at Michaels or most craft supply stores.

Melinda said...

Beautifully said, as usual, Karen! I'm very grateful for the men and women, like your son, who are willing to put their lives on the line for our freedoms!

Nick said...

Yeah, buy my snacks ...or else

Karen said...

Toyin, thanks for dropping by. Blessings**

Katie, oh hugs to you and your family! Thanks, I'll check at Michaels, that such a great idea!

Nick, lol.....that's a good one!

Kathryn Magendie said...

*smiling at you, Karen* . . .

Jennie Allen said...

Thankful with you!


God bless our veterans! :-)


Jeanette Levellie said...

Dear Karen:

Is your address the same as when you sent me the book "Ruby?" I'm getting ready to mail your prize, and want to make sure I have the correct addy. Please email me at jeanettelevellie(at)gmail(dot)com


Cassandra Frear said...

We have much to be grateful for. I think of it often. I also have men in my family who have served.

Karen said...

Kathryn, me too.:)

Jeanie and Ron, Amen.

Jeanette, yes, it is. Thanks so much! I can't wait to see all the "goodies." :)

Cassandra, I remember. Bless your family, too.