Remember, Memorial Day is a day dedicated to honoring those who have died in war.
It has come to be a day of sales at the mall, backyard barbecues and the day the local pool officially opens. That is NOT, however, what it's all about.
I hope you all got to go out and enjoy your family in whatever way you like. I hope you got to swim. I hope you enjoyed a burger from the grill. I hope you took time to remember those who have died. I hope you said a prayer for the families they left behind.
This is the first time I've had dh deployed during Memorial Day. So I found this particularly difficult, but very necessary:
CNN: Coming Home
Scroll down. Look on the left. Under Military Families, look for Audio slide show: Wife to Widow with Knock at Door
Even listening to it again, I'm a mess. She just got to the part about seeing him in her dreams and I'm in tears.