Monday, November 11, 2013

veteran's day

Although I have a long line of veterans in my family, I'm not sure that Veteran's Day would mean much to me if my spouse weren't serving in our military.  It's easy to take veterans for granted if you aren't impacted in a personal way by them.  It's easy to just assume that someone out there will take care of us and protect us should the worst happen.  It's easy to go to bed each night and forget that there are thousands of soldiers not sleeping in their own beds tonight because they are across the world, working to keep our lifestyle intact, here in America.  It's easy to forget just what they give up every single day to serve our country.  Unless it's your own soldier in some other bed across the world from you.  Then it's impossible to forget.  It's impossible to take for granted.  It's impossible.

So thank you.  Thank you Brian, for your continued service that now spans over two decades.  Thank you to all the men and women who have served.  I won't forget your sacrifice.  It's impossible for me to forget.

In honor of Veteran's Day, I am donating 25% of ALL sales from my etsy shop today to Homes for Our Troops.  They are a disabled veterans charity that coordinates the building of handicapped accessible homes, and then gives them to disabled veterans and their families.


  1. I don't have many people whom I can thank personally for their sacrifices. It is such an honor to know and love your family, to be able to witness the bravery, dedication, and humble service firsthand. We are so very grateful for all of you. God bless you and keep you safe always. Love you so much. xoxoxo

  2. Thank you so much for everything your husband, and your family, do for us!

  3. What you wrote is so so true. Beautifully written, Ruthie. Big thanks to Brian for his service!


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