What does sacrifice look like?

Our oldest granddaughter saying good-bye to her husband who was leaving on his third tour of duty overseas.

I am so thankful for the members of the military who put their lives here on hold to fight for us.  And I’m also sincerely thankful for the families, like our granddaughter who has two very small children, who keep the home fires burning while their loved one is away.

My thankfulness isn’t new, but when I saw this picture it brought tears to my eyes, because it made the sacrifice so personal.

Thank you Sam and Sarge.  You are two very special people and definitely two of my personal heroes.

8 Responses to What does sacrifice look like?

  1. carlahoag says:

    What an honor for you to have family members like this.

    What an honor we have as Americans to have such citizens as them.

    My heartfelt thanks to those who serve and those who wait.

  2. Vicki says:

    God bless them for their willingness to sacrifice to protect us all!

  3. Amy Ostrowski says:

    Thank you, Sam and Sarge! I will keep you in my prayers.

  4. Sandra says:

    Carla — Thank you. They do honor our family.

    Vicki — Thank you. The saying that comes to mind is, “Freedom isn’t free”, and our military and their families are the ones who pay the price.

    Amy — Thank you. I believe in the power of prayer, so I very much appreciate yours, young friend.

  5. Linda says:

    What a touching and emotional photo. I’m glad that moment was captured. It has so much meaning, and not just for Sam and Sarge…for all of us. We all need to be reminded that it’s not just those who go, but those who stay, who are making the sacrifice. Great post.

  6. Sandra says:

    Thank you, Linda. That’s exactly how it touched me too.

  7. Hilary says:

    Oh this so tugs at the heart. Such an emotional moment.

  8. Sandra says:

    Me too, Hilary.

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