Monday, May 31, 2010
Sacrifice always comes with a price tag attached. Some of our troops are away from their loved ones for long periods of time. Children are born and grow up in their absences. T-ball games and ballet recitals are missed, and only enjoyed through home movies or emailed pictures. Thanksgiving dinner arrives with one less person at the table, while the family prays for their safe return. Parents celebrate a milestone anniversary - all smiles on the outside, crying on the inside, that their beloved child is so far away, and potentially in danger.
“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” Arthur Ashe