It is been quite some time since I’ve had the energy/inspiration to write. I wanted to say hello to you all and wish you a happy holiday weekend, even though it is now almost over. I was watching movies today while laying around on the couch ( seems to be a daily thing of late ) and I said to Mark that I didn’t know why I started watching one movie in particular because it always tares me up every time I see it; Ladder 49. I’m sure many of you know what I’m talking about but, for those of you who don’t, it has a stellar cast led by one of my favorite actors – John Travolta – and chronicles the life of firemen at one particular fire station. The main focus of the story is on John and Joaquin Phoenix’s characters. I’ve watched it enough times to know how it ends but not enough to remember the journey between start and finish.
Now I remember why I don’t ever watch it when I see it’s on; I balled my eyes out through the majority of it and ended up with a head ache!
But, having said all that, it did remind me that I need to be more vigilant about honoring the everyday American heroes that are walking our streets night and day with only one goal; the saving of lives. I have seen it and experienced it personally more than once; Mark has told me; my children, brothers, parents, cousins, friends…
No one that I know has come through this life without having been touched by one of these heroes whether it be Police, Fire Rescue, EMT, Nurse, Doctor, etc. The list goes on and on.
So, in addition to my usual Military Honors given throughout the year, I want to add all of you Everyday American’s who are also our heroes and deserving of the same level of respect that we give the military.
Those of you who have personally touched my life and those of my family, a special thank you goes out to you with every blessing of God bestowed upon you and yours!!
Peace and love, Terri
PS: BTW I consider my cyber friends out there who have been so supportive and loyal to be my heroes also. There are many days that I would not have made it through had it not been for your kindness and love!! Cyber buddies, sweeties, and baby girls: I love each and every one of you!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxx