Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I'd like to wish our soldiers serving throughout the world a Merry Christmas. Through all the hardships, the dust, the gains through your work, know that we are proud of you and stand behind you here. Godspeed, God Bless and safe mission.

To the families of soldiers, as I walk through the stores, I hear the song "I'll be Home for Christmas" I usually well up inside. I was so proud knowing that I didn't let it "get to me" this time.. I conquered the Christmas muzak! Well, on Christmas Eve, I had finished purchasing my groceries to get the family through the next couple of days and proceeded walking through the snow drifts to my car when I heard a young man laughing and joking with his Dad. I looked at them and then down at my bags fluttering in my cart.. and it hit me... my son won't be home for Christmas. I cried as I loaded my car with the chocolates, the dinners.. that he would love so much. And I prayed. For his safety and for all our soldiers so bravely serving our country. To families of soldiers, as this may be a difficult season to travel through, let the love ring in your hearts and warmth in your homes as you too continue burning the homefires.

To my son: I love you. Merry Christmas! I'm so proud of you. Love, Mom oxox

Cherish His Christmas

Christmas brings such a time of love, Each tender heart holds so much of
Unselfishness thrives, trust is strong, The purpose to give, send love along
A time of pleasantries, patience too, Good wishes to all, all feelings true
Thankfulness follows each fine deed; Gifts from our God, never from greed
Great the rewards that joy does bring; Like the beauty in hearing angels sing
We pray for our loved, each so dear; Especially those who can’t be near
Many leave home to bravely serve; All freedoms we have, they preserve
Do pray for our troops, as we should; And their families too, if you would
Give thanks to our Lord, His only Son; And cherish His Christmas, everyone.

~ Roger J. Robicheau


SusanE said...

Thank you for posting this Christmas.

May your son have rewards this Christmas that he couldn't have imagined and may he come home healthy.

Military Mom said...

Thank you so much SusanE. Have a very Merry Christmas.