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May 26, 2008


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MK Delavan

I've been sitting here at the end of the long weekend, wondering if there were any new thoughts on your blog.

Having spent 18 years as a Navy wife, I'm never sure if my husband knows how much I appreciate his 22 years of service. His patriotism was one of the first things I really feel in love with him for. 24 years ago this weekend to be exact. Watching the Memorial day parade, and seeing his respect for the ceremony and the ones that came before him. I think about my dad who served for 30 years, but died too young for me to be able to appreciate all he did. I never had the chance to thank him. My cousin that served in Southeast Asia in the 70's and spent 40 years in service before retiring with 4 stars. And now my nephew who serves his country with great pride in the army. We mere civilians forget the sacfices that are made so we can be free.

I also find at Memorial day I think of others I have known and loved that have moved on, most way too young. I wonder if they knew how much they were loved by their family and friends.

Which brings me to your comments, Andrew. From you I have learned to apprecaite the present and the peope in my life. I try to make sure that they know how much I love them, and appreciate them. How grateful I am that they are a part of my life. How they push me to strive to be the best I can be. To do more. To be a better person.

So to you, Andrew, and to you Ned, thank you for that. I hope my actions make you both proud, and that you know I grow on a daily basis and am inspired by you both.

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