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Travel Photo Thursday – A Psalm For My Soldier

June 2, 2011 • By

Photo credit: Nanny Snowflake on Flickr

Today’s photo (is not mine, but it perfectly expresses the heart of this post)  is a little late for Memorial Day, but I wanted to show tribute to those who fight for us daily and to honor the sacrifice that they make at the expense of loved ones.  I wrote a poem from the standpoint of a wife seeing her husband off as he leaves to report for duty.

A psalm for my soldier

My smile flew away the moment you kissed me goodbye and walked through the gate.

It waited patiently for you to come sit beside and hold it within the warmth of the hollow of your hands and safeguard it ’til  you reached your destination.READ MORE


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Following Your Heart Doesn’t Mean Leaving Your Brain Behind

April 25, 2011 • By

 

This isn’t one of my typical travel articles/posts, but I was inspired to write this after hearing someone on a local radio show. It got me to thinking about how many of us settle for less than we deserve and I wanted to put forth the idea that we are worth more than we give ourselves credit for. I welcome your ideas regarding this topic too.

 

It sounds like a romantic and clichéd notion, everyone says it but the true meaning of it is lost on them.  I was listening to the radio today and there was a contest of sorts to see which couple had gone the longest without ever having uttered the words, “I love you”.  The “winner” was a woman who had been married to a man for thirty years and he’d never told her or their children that he loved them nor showed them any true affection.  She attributed it to his military training; real men don’t lay their true feelings on the line.

I keep thinking about that lady who explained away his behavior by saying he showed his love by supporting his family.   Why are we so willing to pin medals on people for doing what they should be doing?  Why are we unwilling to ask for more; are we so afraid to upset the apple cart?  Why can’t we explain to those who matter, that we need more than what they are giving?

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