We are planning fun times today with grilled hamburgers, laughing children, and fireflies.
But in case you haven't thought of it yet, I want to post this reminder that there are those of us who are remembering family members who gave their very lives in defense of our country.
I love my sweet friend, Penny (especially when she stays up during the wee hours to help me work through life's dilemmas), and I can't begin to imagine what she goes through every day missing her boy.
I also love my country. We say the pledge of allegiance, love 4th of July parades, and have a favorite CD of patriotic songs and hymns.
But I feel very strongly about when and where this love should be displayed.
I would love to know your Memorial Day thoughts. I enjoy hearing different ideas and opinions, but please, let's have this conversation civilly. I have received hate mail for the views expressed in the above post, and that is really not necessary. If you have an opposing idea, it is welcome here, as long as it is stated respectfully.
Who knows? Maybe you will bring to light a point that I haven't considered and we will all be better informed because of the dialogue.
I hope you all have a blessed Memorial Day, cherishing the family you have and remembering the ones lost.