I've spent sleepless nights worrying about a future I have no control over - as a mother, this is so frightening. It's my job to protect him and watch over him. But it's also my job to send him on his way to live his life. If I've done my job right (and I think I have) he will be a respectful, honest and hardworking adult who will go out into the world and make a difference. My husband and I have raised him right and every time I see him I'm believing in the wonderful man he will become. A strong man who will learn to protect and watch over those who can't protect themselves. He will fight for what he believes in and what our country stands for.
So to all the mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, sons and daughters.... thank you for letting them all find their way to do what they believe in and keep our country safe and free. America truly is the home of the brave. Brave soldiers and brave family members.
Even if you don't know someone who is in the military (past, present or future), please stop to think of our troops in general on this Veterans Day. Say a prayer that they stay safe, and that they and their families remain strong until they are home again.