THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Memorial Day

I am taking Friday off from work, so I am kicking my Memorial Day Weekend off early. I have to say that the families of the fallen soldiers from this war we are still in are filling my thoughts today. I saw the photo that is in my header and I just couldn't escape the magnitude of it. There are over 5,000 mothers who will mourn their sons and daughters this weekend, their children who have passed away in this war. Mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, children, brothers, sisters, grandparents all who will spend this weekend in painful tears over their loss. My heart goes out to them and to the families who have lost loved ones in previous wars. God Bless Them.

15 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Okay... your header brought tears to my eyes... I feel for each and every one of the families who have lost a loved one..
Have a Great Weekend.
HUGS to you..

Ladyblog said...

Your blog is always so uplifting and inspirational... I just wnated to say Thanks!
~A Military Family

OH MY #6 said...

Lovely post Kimberley.

Enjoy your Memorial Weekend.

Lea
xo

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Wow...your header says so much. I am often moved to tears when I think of what a sacrifice it is to be in the military.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

~Lynn

kerri said...

Beautiful post Kimberley.

I hope you have a wonderful hliday weeknd with loved ones. :)

Truly Blessed said...

Wow, that is a powerful image.

I am SO thankful to all who serve, who have served or who will serve. Our nation's military are truly heroes.

Happy Memorial Day to you (lucky, four days of celebrating with family!)

Enjoy...

Denise C said...

My heart aches for all the military families who have lost a loved one on our behalf...protecting our country....May God bless them in a very special way!
Thank you for posting this...you have the most amazing heart Kimberley....I want to meet you one day IN PERSON...so that I can tell you what an inspiration you are to me and so many others.....you are a blessing my friend!!!
Love you,
Denise

Walker said...

Wow! Your header... Speechless!
You are soo right!
I'm praying for them!!
Thanks for the reminder too! ;0)
Love,
Keisha

Special K said...

I've got a tear in my eye right now. The men and women who serve in our all-volunteer armed forces have my utmost respect. Let us never forget those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Bella's mama said...

That a powerful header. I hope that you have an amazing weekend.

krista

Debz said...

Enjoy your Memorial Weekend.
Good for you for taking an extra day to spend with family.

Kristy said...

I saw this picture a while ago and I cant tell you the emotions it brings up in me. Having Steven come home two times from Iraq alive is overwhelming and we are so grateful to our Father in Heaven. But I just have to admit that Frank and I have talked alot about having Survivors guilt...and this picture really brings it to the surface. I pray for all of those families , my heart breaks into a million pieces for them.

As for your home,it is beautiful and what a view from the front porch. Being a lake kid from a lake family , I just love it. Two more weeks and its off to lake we go. This is the first summer in ten years that I won't be able to just pack the car and go anytime, anyday of the week. All of my family takes their campers down after Memorial weekend and they stay there until after Labor day. We are basically back and forth all summer and this summer I am working monday thru thursday every week. I am working because I am afraid with the price of gas our China flights are going to be astronomical!!! But you can bet come thursdays around 4:30 we will be on our way to the lake most weeks!!!! Your home is great and you are a Beautiful Person!!!!

Love and blessings, Kristy

ps I think if you dont mind I am going to copy that picture??

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

Wow...what a moving post and photo. I'm definitely brought to tears by it. I pray that God comforts the hearts of those who have lost a loved one. Have a wonderful weekend my friend!!!

Hugs from St. Louis!

Jewels of My Heart said...

What a powerful blog you have... your header, the pics..... THANK YOU! Thank you for always caring... thank you for always thanking people such as all of the Men and Women who have died protecting our freedom and who love our country....
Thank you for being my friend...
Thank you........

Dolores and Shawn said...

As someone who has had family overseas in Afghanistan, I know how scary it is. My heart goes out to all the families who've lost loved one. It's so sad.