Merry Christmas to all my family and friends.
Be safe in your travels and know that no matter what, you are loved!
When America had an urgent need,
they were the first to raise their hand,
without thinking twice about it,
they were proud to take a stand.
Some came back from war with battle scars,
others in flagged draped coffins,
even though their flesh may have left,
their spirits will never be forgotten.
They unselfishly and knowingly,
put their lives on the line,
so when you see a veteran, thank them,
cause without them, freedom would have died.
Written by Brittany Cuneo
Lad of the Free Because of the Brave
Memorial Day 2014
Everyday we should be thankful for the people and animals we love, the people and animals that love us and for the things we have. Since there are 30 days in November I have written down 30 people/animals/things/etc I am thankful for.
1: I am thankful for my son, Colt and my daughter, Vickie.
2: I am thankful for my grandsons, Colton and Jeremiah.
3: I am thankful for my husband, Steve.
4: I am thankful for my dog, Shelby.
5: I am thankful for my brother, Brian.
6: I am thankful for my mother-in-law and father-in-law (Judy and Chuck).
7: I am thankful for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law (Mike and Tami).
8. I am thankful for my sister-in-law, Christina.
9: I am thankful for my niece, Amy and my nephews, Joseph and Brandon.
10: I am thankful for two people that have been there for me for many, many years…Nancy Joe and Johnny.
11: I am thankful for all Veterans, today and every day!
12: I am thankful for my niece-in-laws and nephew-in-laws (Jamie, Melissa, Alice, Michael David, Patricia, Tonja, Francis).
13: I am thankful for my aunts, uncles and cousins.
14: I am thankful for my friends online and offline.
15: I am thankful for my co-workers.
16: I am thankful for my paycheck.
17: I am thankful for the roof over my head.
18: I am thankful for my Jeep.
19: I am thankful for my computer.
20: I am thankful for the Internet and the mindless hours of entertainment it provides.
21: I am thankful for my health, even if it isn’t the greatest.
22: I am thankful for those that accept me for who I am.
23: I am thankful for each of my senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell).
24: I am thankful for books and the wisdom they bring to my life.
25: I am thankful for having a nice, warm bed to sleep in each night.
26: I am thankful for the time I got to spend with my Mom and Dad before they passed away.
27: I am thankful for the time I got to spend with Grandma and Grandpa Henson before they passed away.
28: I am thankful for the food that I eat today and every day.
29: I am thankful for blue skies, sunny days and the smell of fresh rain.
30: I am thankful for life and the experiences it has given me. Those experiences have made me who I am today.
As Thanksgiving draws near I look back on my life and reflect on people and things I am thankful for. Here is a list (that I will add to as time goes by) of what I am thankful for.
01. Colt, my son.
02. Vickie, my daughter.
03. Brian, my brother and only sibling.
04. Steve, my husband. 05. Shelby, my dog.
06. Annabelle, my dog that passed away this year.
07. Vickie Henson Pinkley, my mother, who passed away in 1991.
08. William “Bill” Pinkley, my father, who passed away in 1992.
09. Christina, my sister-in-law
10. Joseph, my nephew
11. Brandon, my nephew
12. Amy, my niece
13. Grandma Henson, passed away in 1982
14. Grandpa Henson, passed away in 1988
15. All my aunts, uncles and cousin.
17. My house
18. My friends that have stood by my side through thick and thin.
19. My job.
20. My computer, because it is a means of helping me to relax.