I slept in today, my husband curled up beside me.
For her, another sleepless night passed, the other side of the bed still empty.
I enjoyed a four-day weekend.
For her, four months feels like four years, forever.
I got great deals at weekend sales.
For her, the ends still don't seem to meet as they used to.
I enjoyed cookouts, friends and the sun.
She placed another set of flowers on the lonely grave.
I will pause at 3pm today to remember.
She will pause at 3pm today to remember.
My Memorial Day is made possible because of her Memorial Day.
Tomorrow I will put on my boots, proudly salute and go to work to honor his sacrifice. Her sacrifice. Their sacrifice.
I will be grateful for the chance I have to serve in this great nation's military, a backbone to America's calling of offering freedom and opportunity for all.