Have you ever had a stressful day that makes you want to curl up on the couch, make a blanket fort, or just cry because you are incredibly frustrated?
No? Some of you, too?
Lately it seems we have been so busy–softball tournaments, work, travel, just life in general–the summer is passing us by.
I spent last night grading essays for the online courses I am teaching. I needed a break and I saw something on Facebook that I wanted to check out when I had more time.
I found a link from Budweiser–no, not a link about beer–but a link about someone doing something good for our military families.
I posted how I enjoyed George W. Bush and his commitment to our veterans, their families, and their care, and then I realized that another individual, Adam Driver (an actor) was doing something good too.
If you watch the video, you’ll notice that Driver and John Williams talk abut something that some folks don’t know about our service members: members of our military can get injured in training exercises and do not deploy.
Military families go through so much, and this simple gesture by Budweiser and Folds of Honor mean so much.
How do you honor military families?
I watched this and I cried. The internet does that to me at times–makes me cry. I thought about how fortunate that I’ve been to go to college, have my dad in pretty good health, and then I thought about my own family…and Sam’s deployment…and then all the feelings came. Tears came.
We need to recognize the need for support of our service members and their families. We need more folks like Adam Driver, families like that of John Williams, folks who want to recognize the struggles and the sacrifices that military families make.
Family is everything to us. Family keeps us going. I can’t imagine my life without my family. I also understand there are folks out there who have lost family members and long to have one more day, one more hour with parents, siblings, relatives, battle buddies—those who have gone on.
Take a minute to think about your family–what they mean to you. Then reach out and show them, tell them…love them no matter what.