Learning to embrace the glorious imperfection of life
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Happy Veteran’s Day to all those who have served, or are currently serving, in the Armed Forces. From the Revolutionary War right on up to the present day, our veterans have always been there to answer the call. It is with deep and profound gratitude that I say a humble “Thank You” to all of them – past, present, and future.
On Veteran’s Day I also feel a different kind of gratitude. I am incredibly grateful for the eight years that I served in the Army. It made me understand what I was capable of and made me realize my own strength. The person that I was while I was in the Army was the best that I have ever been. The Army enabled me to have experiences that I never would have had otherwise. It turned me from a small town girl into a citizen of the world. It brought me life-long friendships and introduced me to the love of my life. I would not have the life that I have today if it was not for those incredible eight years.
So, to Uncle Sam I say a heartfelt “Thank You” and to all my friends and comrades from the old days – Hooah!