Flying Away

I'm flying home today.  I am blessed that I was able to attend the funeral of my dear friend's son....more

The Sounds of Heartbreak

The soft rustle of suit coats and fancy dresses as family and friends reach out to each other for comfort and strength.The laughter as memories and stories are shared and a life is celebrated.Soft sobs as people sit in quiet reflection.A mother's cry as the casket is closed.The revving of engines as the Patriot Guard prepares to ride.The tick of flashers in the funeral procession.The snap of flags lovingly placed on veterans' graves....more

A Tribute

For those of you that have been following my posts about Sgt. Kenneth (Danny) Reich...this is the link to his obituary and guestbook.  If you would, please leave your thoughts for his family. is also a beautiful video at the link.  Please view and celebrate Danny's life....more

From A Mother's Heart

The following was posted by Danny's mother on the Prayers for Danny Facebook page.  It is my privilege to share her message with you....more

A New Angel

There is no greater pain in this world, I believe, than the pain of a parent who has lost a child.  It happened to one of my dearest friends this week and I cannot imagine her pain.  I don't have the words to comfort her. ...more

Prayers for Danny

You may remember seeing this blog post back in May:...more

Flag Day

Today is Flag Day.  I fly mine proudly both as a veteran and an American. ...more

Memorial Day 2011

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  John 15:13...more

Freedom Is Not Free

All week I've seen ads for Memorial Day sales, offers for Memorial Day travel, and posts about what your plans are for the holiday. Where did the meaning get lost? Memorial Day (originally Decoration Day) was instituted after the Civil War to honor the war dead. After World War I, it was expanded to include the dead from all wars. Your flag is to be flown at half-staff from dawn until noon and then raised for the remainder of the day....more

Thank you for a reminder of what this day is for. To often we forget this day is to honor the ...more

Double the sweet relief!

Yesterday was my OB appointment.When I woke up that morning, naturally I starting thinking about what was coming that day.Ultrasound.Before I rolled out of bed I said to myself, 'it is what it is. good or bad you can't change it. no sense getting sad or worked up over something you can't control'.Ok... not the best pep-talk, but it was true. On with my day I went. ...more