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Monday, November 11, 2013


Happy Veterans Day to you. A heartfelt thank to all who have served our nation or are currently serving. A special thanks to my husband for his service as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. As a very small gesture of gratitude I made an attempt at an iMovie,  as a gift for him. It was emotional for me to make it and I'm pretty sure it was emotional for him to watch it, unless, as he claims, he really did have a piece of dust in his eye). ;-) I wasn't going to share publicly because it's pretty personal (and I didn't think anyone else would care to watch it, honestly) but since so many of you have shared the story of our family through the years already, here goes.

To the best Husband and Daddy I know.

The song is the new single from Dave Barnes, called "Good."  He is such a gifted songwriter. Even after putting the video together and hearing the tune 400 times in a row, I'm still not tired of it! That's a sign of a true hit. :) Ha. Grateful for the inspiration. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by. God bless you!

A Prayer for Veterans Day
Dear Heavenly Father, May we remember that the freedoms we enjoy in our most gracious home, the United States of America, did not come without a price. May the Lord bless all those who served, all those who continue to serve, and the families that those serving left behind. May we never forget. We pray for and with our active duty service members, veterans, and their families. Worshiping among us are many members of the armed forces who are serving in the military, in the reserves, retired, or receiving assistance through the VA Medical Centers. 
 Help us, dear God, to see your face in every Veteran we encounter. Guide us in finding new ways to support Veterans and their families. Bring healing and peace to all who suffer from the effects of war. Let your light illumine their darkness, show them a path toward healing and strength, and give them your consolation. Help us bring your saving grace to heal the invisible wounds of war. We ask this through Christ our Lord. 

1 comment :

  1. Hi Brooke -- Thank you so much for sharing this iMovie. You did a great job on it. I love the song and showed this to my husband. Your life so mirrors mine. We also have four boys and a little girl we adopted from China. Our boys were involved in scouting (we have two Eagle Scouts) like yours. We have many beach pictures like the ones your family has. Our daughter, the youngest, just headed off to college this year so we are now empty-nesters. Your movie brought back so many memories of our family a number of years ago. Enjoy every minute with your gang -- I know it can get very chaotic at times, but its so worth it!
    ~~ Karen