I remember writing this post for Veteran's Day a few years ago. It's been a few years since I've read it, but I think today's a great day to share an excerpt from it. It's also a great day to offer another heartfelt thank you to those who've served. So, to those who serve our country, thank you. Thank you for your selfless acts of valor. Thank you for your courage. Thank you for protecting freedoms that I hold very near and dear in my heart.
As a “veteran” parent of a severely affected little boy, today I wish to thank our nation’s unsung military heroes for what they’ve done for me. Their mission to protect and preserve my freedom so that I can live freely in this country is one of the greatest gifts I have and one that I will never take for granted. While I never imagined how different the parenting that I must do for my own children is compared to that of the typical parent I thought I’d be, I am forever thankful to be their mother, to love them to bits and pieces and to have the liberty to do everything I can for them.