Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Wow. Memorial Day took on a whole new meaning for me this year. I am so blessed to have amazing, supportive friends who came to Nebraska to spend Memorial Weekend with me. When I turned 30, my friend Karen said that we needed to do something special for my 30th birthday sometime during this year. I thought about it and decided that Memorial Weekend would be a great time. Not only could we have a 30th birthday bash but I would also have my military friends by my side for what I knew would be a very emotional day. Those who flew arrived Thursday and the others drove in Friday. Friday evening we got a limo and went to a local winery in Lincoln. It was an absolute blast! Saturday we went to a club and Sunday we went to the movies and then came back to my house and played Charades. I don't think I have laughed so hard in ages! My trampoline was also a popular favorite. :) Monday we drove to Osceola for the Memorial Service held at the cemetary. It was a beautiful ceremony. My friend Kim took some amazing photos. Thank you, Kim! Rob's grave was decorated so beautifully with all sorts of red, white, and blue. It was a very overwhelming feeling knowing my husband was one of those being REMEMBERED. However, it really makes you take a step back and realize what a significant part Rob and all the other military who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice have played in the fight to keep our America free. Rob told me once that he joined the military and went to war so that our children would never have to. Once again, pride filled my heart. Thank you to those who have paid the Ultimate Sacrifice and thank you to those who continue to serve. Without them, we could be living in a much different country.
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