I have two very special people I need to thank this year for their service to this country.
My brother Tommy and his soon to be wife Erika.
Let's start with Erika:
I do not know much about her service and I am not sure if I am allowed to say where she served but I know what it took for her to recover from injuries sustained while on duty. She is an amazing woman in more ways than one.
PS: I stole these photos from her Facebook page so I could do this post on the quite side....
I am not sure who this in the photo with her but let's thank him today too.
I love this next photo of her:
Erika has not only made huge strides in her recovery but is also she is getting her Master's degree this year. She hopes to give back to her fellow servicemen.
I am so thankful for her and so very proud to call her family!
Than there is my little brother Tommy:
He went into the service while I was pregnant with Kaela and served overseas. I sent many care-packages of food that I never even thought of eating but would carry well in backpacks. The local Brookshires told me that if I let them know in advance what I needed for him they would order extra so I would not clean off the shelf. I thought that was rather nice.
Tommy came back with no physical injuries to speak off but he still had a great deal healing to do. Since the completion of his military service Tommy has found happiness driving a truck in the Texas oil fields. He is back to his happy place!
Both Tommy & Erika saw and heard what none of us ever want to. They have to live with those memories the rest of their lives because they wanted to protect our freedom. I am so happy that both were able to come home but many never do. Say a prayer for those families today.
Today is the day to Thank the Veteran in your life. Without them we would not be free.