Friday, July 3, 2009

Thank You


I am adding this beautiful button from Edie at Rich Gifts to my blog. Thank you, Edie!


Having a son who is a Unites States Marine, preparing to serve in Afghanistan beginning in January, I am ever conscious of the sacrifice many families make for our freedom.

Today, I would like to thank each person serving in our Armed Forces for the freedom I enjoy each day. I, too am remembering all those who sacrificed their lives in order for me to enjoy freedom.

Sacrifice is never easy. My husband grew up without a father, because his father gave his life in WWII.

May GOD bless each of you who serve or have lost a love one serving our country.

Thanking GOD for each of you,

Andrea

25 comments:

RCUBEs said...

God bless our troops! And their families as well who also are sacrificing as their loved ones in the military are fighting for our freedom. May the Lord protect your son as he prepares for his duty. God bless sister. Have a great weekend.

Loren said...

Yes may God bless and keep all of men and women who are serving and be with their families! Our freedom is a gift, one that I pray we NEVER take for granted!!!

Bless you my friend as you support your son!

Love & hugs to you this weekend!!!

pileofsmiles said...

I will start covering your son now for his next tour of duty. I,too, am grateful for those who sacrafice for our freedom.

Thank you for your loving comment at this time; your prayers are precious to me. I'm in a spiritual battle for a loved one and appreciate your waring hands with me.

Many hugs; lots of love to you!
Mary

Crown of Beauty said...

Will be praying for your son, and for your family too as you all prepare for this time of separation.

May God's hedge of protection continue to surround you all.

sarah said...

first I love this Cat Stevens song. Thank you for having it here. And Andrea, you have the most wonderful heart. Thank you for being you. Sarah

christy rose said...

Yes Thank you to all who have made our freedom continue to be a possibility here in our country! Thanks for reminding us Andrea!

momstheword said...

I totally give an amen here and add my own thank you as well! It isn't just the men and women who serve who make the sacrifice, it's their families too.

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Amen.....God Bless our troops and your son for his brave decision to serve his country.
Thanks for stopping by the 5 moms today.
Mimi

Silver said...

I do often think about the constant anxieties that must plague every family, especially a MOM out there as they release their sons and daughters to their call of duty to serve the Country.

We could continue to lift up our children and cover them in prayer for angels to watch over them.. The Lord can do far better than we can only worry.

~Silver

Edie said...

Amen Andrea! I am thankful for all those who have served and are serving now in our military. I commend your son and your family for what you are sacraficing.

twofinches said...

Andrea

May you be blessed with peace as you release your son to do a duty he feels called to. My son has decided to sign up too...Canadian military and , if the war drags on, he too will head to Afghanistan. May God be with them all.

Chatty Kelly said...

Thank you to your son. What a great gift he is giving all Americans.

Happy 4th.

Frau said...

Thank you to your son and many others that fight for our freedom! Happy 4th of JUly!

Sheryl said...

I will be keeping your son in my prayers. My daughter is dating a man in the marines. He will go to Afghanistan sometime next year.

I really like your button, have a great 4th.

LisaShaw said...

Blessings and appreciation to your son dear sister. May the LORD's hand rest with him.

Making rounds to celebrate 4th of July with everyone.

God bless you and your family as we celebrate our freedom in Christ and in this nation.

Blessings and love.

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Andrea,

My heart and mind are consumed today with what this day truly means and the freedom that we all are able to share in such a great nation. The cost paid for such freedom has been high and may God always be the center piece. focal point and guiding light, strength and courage for this entire nation. May we never, ever take it for granted.

My prayers are being said now and will continue to be said for your son as he steps out in January to protect us and for all the men and women serving our nation.

It is "One Nation Under God" and may He constantly cover each service man and woman with His Divine Intervention of protectiveness, love, grace, tender mercies, peace, self-control. May He reign in their minds, hearts and souls as they fight the battle to continue to keep America free in Jesus precious name. Amen.

I love you sweet and precious sister and friend.

Alleluiabelle

Edie said...

Thanks for adding my Scripture Tag Andrea! I'm glad you like it. You are a blessing!

Have a wonderful Independence Day!

Mocha Momma said...

Happy Independence Day, Andrea. I appreciate the sacrifice your family is making having a son in the military. I especially appreciate his sacrifice.

Thank him for me. We pray for all military and their families every night. I'm glad I have the freedom to pray.

God bless you all.
Nannette

Andrea said...

Andrea, I hope you have had a happy July 4th. Ours has been blessed with quiet, a short visit from our son and granddaughters, and hamburgers from 5 Guys.

Your post moves my heart. It is truly a time to be thankful, to count our blessings, remembering the sacrifice of others.

I will pray for your son. May the Lord be with him and keep him safe. And may the Lord keep your heart and mind in peace.

Thank you so much for your encouraging words to me. I so appreciate your comments of comfort and hope. Until one is vulnerable, she never fully understands what love and support mean.

We are still in a waiting season, as Jeff sees more drs. and has more tests. Thank you, thank you for your prayers.

Many blessings to you.

In God's Love,

Andrea

Martha said...

Oh my, I will keep your son in my prayers! <3

What a beautiful button, thank you for sharing :) I adore the scripture, very comforting!

Martha said...

P.S. Thank you to your son for protecting us!

Just Be Real said...

Great tribute Andrea. May God protection be on your family. Blessings dear one!

Deidra said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm glad to meet you, and I'll be stopping by here again!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Very well said, thank you for sharing Andrea.

E @ Scottsville said...

I praise God for those who have fought and served for MY freedom! My grandfather served in WW2, my father was in the Vietnam War, and my hubby was USAF and is now a policeman. I praise God for these men in my life!