Selfless Service

My Dad gave me this picture the other day for my birthday.  It brought tears to my eyes.  He captured this moment when we were in Acadia this summer, a couple months after my treatments ended.

This picture says so much about my husband without me saying a word💝

His selfless service didn't end when he left the Navy.  He continues to serve and protect our family everyday, in different ways.

I am so grateful to my husband and to all veterans for your selfless service, then and now as you serve in other ways.  

I know a thank you is enough yet I also know that there are veterans out there who could use more than our words and prayers to support them.  

There are wonderful organizations we can donate our time, energy and/or money to, such as:

Team RWB- Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

Team Rubicon - Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

Home Base Program - Who offers world-class clinical care, fitness and mind-body wellness programs for Service Members, Veterans and Families who struggle with the Invisible Wounds.

The Travis Mills Foundation - An advocate for veterans and amputees, The Travis Mills Foundation supports combat injured veterans and their families through long term programs that help these heroic men and women overcome physical obstacles, strengthen their families, and provide well-deserved rest and relaxation.

22 veterans a day commit suicide.  

This number is heartbreaking and unacceptable.  

I invite you to take a moment to...

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

And to come beside Stephen and I and do what you can to make a difference in the life of a veteran today.  

They may never know your name...

and we may never know theirs...

but that is what selfless service is all about.

With gratitude, respect, love and hope,