Monday, May 25, 2015

land of the FREE because of the BRAVE

As a military brat, days like today have always caused me to reflect on the sacrifice that men and women around the world have made so America can be a place I call home. But today especially and this year, I have this new found appreciation for the sacrifice that the fallen soldiers made. As a new Air Force girlfriend of only a few months, I have learned a lot about the military community and how hard military life really is and my journey with Zach has only just begun. My boyfriend Zach is planning to take the career path of special operations, specifically he wants to become a pararescue man. His job will be to go in and save the injured soldiers at war. His deployments will consist of three month spans and his potential impact is incredible. I honestly couldn't be prouder. What more of a sacrifice and heart to serve others could I ask for? Zach enlisted on March 10th of this year and since then my heart has this spot for the military that is softer than ever before. I was beaming with pride the weekend of his boot camp graduation. I could hardly say anything without bursting into tears.
This thing they call "military life" is one not traveled by many and very hard. Words cannot begin to express the sadness and remorse I feel for the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, wives, children who have lost their soldier. Your loved one fought for what they believed was one of the greatest causes worth fighting for. Thank YOU for sacrificing them and giving away a piece of your heart so we could all live in the land of the free and home of the brave.

"There are lots of things in life that matter.  But nothing matters as much as who or what you decide to serve." ~Marcus Lutrell

"Love knows not it's own death until the hour of separation."

"She had been proud of his decision to serve his country, her heart bursting with love and admiration the first time she saw him outfitted in his dress."

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