Raise your hand if you or someone you know is serving in our country’s military.
As many of you know, Dane is an Army Ranger serving our country. My heart swells with pride when I get to talk about all he has accomplished and will accomplish in his career. He is proud to serve the USA and I am proud to support him.
That being said, it really gets my goat when I hear people complaining about insignificant things.
Fight with your significant other about something stupid? At least they’re in the same room with you to fight with. At any given time, those serving are half a world away from the ones they love and fighting with someone much scarier than a pissed off wife or husband.
Oh, you lost your job? There’s someone out there who just lost their leg and at any given moment, someone is sacrificing their life.
Bad day at work? At least you weren’t getting shot at or woken in the middle of the night to report for duty.
What I’m trying to say is that all of life’s “bad” moments can be put into perspective pretty quickly. I’m thankful to be with a man who personifies the values of the US armed forces and grateful every single day for all the men and women who serve.
I’ve been reading a book entitled “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrell and if you’re at all interested in special forces or history or just proud to be an American, it’s a must read. Basically, go out and buy it immediately.
“I will never quit. My nation expects me to be physically harder
and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down I will get back
up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to
protect my enemies and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the