This Memorial Day

Today is a gorgeous day in Charleston!
The beaches will be packed!
The rivers will be full of boats!
Summer is officially starting!

But we must not forget why we are celebrating today!
For many gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom!

This Memorial Day is a little different for my family.
My younger brother deploys to Afghanistan this week.
It isn't his first deployment.
But it doesn't make it any easier.
This time he's leaving this cutie.
My family is blessed because we've never felt the loss other families have felt.
But we know the sacrifice military families endure.
My dad served 20 years in the Air Force.
My older brother was an Air Force Reservist.
My younger brother currently serves in the Air Force.
Here are my mom's thoughts on today.
We are military through and through.

So as you celebrate today (and you SHOULD celebrate)
Remember the fallen.
The ones who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Remember the families.
The ones who carry on their loved ones legacy.

Remember those still serving.
The ones who fight for our freedom.
America is the land of the free because of the brave!
I love you Justin!
Come home safe to us!


  1. Awesome post Rach!! I don't have enough tissues today.

  2. beautiful! Sending prayers for safe travels and return for Justin and the many other men and women serving our country! Proud to be an American and proud of those that serve for us.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. We will keep Justin in our prayers for sure...
    Beautifully said and beautiful photos!

  4. I'll be praying for your brother! Thank you for a beautiful blog post on Memorial Day- it brought tears to my eyes.

  5. Wow. You have a beautiful family. Thank you so much for sharing. Of course- I had to go read your mom's post too! She must be a strong woman! Praying for strength for you and your family during your brother's deployment. Your brother will be in my prayers for a safe return. Thank you for reminding all of us why we celebrate Memorial Day.

    Funky in Fourth

  6. What a beautiful post from you and your mother. You will all be in our prayers as your brother is deployed. Thank you for reminding us why we are truly celebrating Memorial Day.

    A Teaspoon of Teaching


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