Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gratitude on Thursday

Today I am grateful for the service men and women who serve our country. I am thankful for the men and women who put their lives on the line on, on a daily basis so I can enjoy the freedoms that I do. I have thought a lot about my Grandpa Shore today. He served in WWII and was very proud of that service. One year ago today, our family had headed to Apple Hill for the first time. As we drove through Placerville, I became very emotional as I saw the street lined with American flags in honor of Veteran's Day. Later that day, I called my Grandpa and thanked him for honorably serving our country. As I reflected about our conversation, it brought tears to my eyes. That was the very last phone conversation I had had on the phone with him. I am glad that I had taken the time to pick up the phone to chat with him and to thank him! I hope we can all find the time to thank the service men and women we come in contact with, whether we know them personally or not! I am so thankful and proud to be an American.


Raejean said...

You're making me a little homesick again. I thought that was my old stomping grounds when I first saw the picture, but questioned myself because you don't live in Placerville. That same stretch of highway will be lined with Christmas trees in a few weeks.

I get that same emotional feeling when I see American flags lining a street. We are so blessed to live in this country!