Stabat Mater

You know what I can't imagine?  Losing one of my boys to war.  Having their body flown home in a casket.  Being one of those wives, mothers, sisters, daughters of someone who willingly sacrificed their life for another.  There must be a mixture of inexpressible grief as well as a bit of pride in their hearts.  I can't imagine what it would be like to sacrifice that person, to know that your loved one bled, suffered, and died for someone else, and have that sacrifice be ignored or mocked or the freedom for which they fought attacked by the very people for whom they died.

But I know someone who can.


This gal.  

May Mary intercede for all those who have died in service of our country.  May she comfort those who remain behind.  And may she remind us to never take their sacrifice for granted.  If you've lost someone in service to our country, THANK YOU for that sacrifice.  I am so sorry for your loss and our family will be remembering them today.


  1. Truly one of the most beautiful things you've written. It brought tears to my eyes.


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