Today is not just any Monday.
Today is a day we remember.
We remember the sacrifice of the warriors who serve.
While my husband was deployed, I tried to focus on the here and now. I kept busy during the day, working, volunteering, nurturing the little life that was inside me.
But I was always conscious of the hour past which the men from the government would not come to my door. I was always grateful to greet the morning without a knock at the door. And then I just had to stay busy for another 12 hours and try not to think about the dangers my husband faced.
Everyone who kisses a loved one goodbye in the morning runs the risk that that person might not return at night. Momento Mori.
Whether or not the actual odds are higher during deployment, there is a conscious decision to place yourself in the path of danger. Duty calls and these men and answer. And if they and their families pay the ultimate sacrifice, then those warriors are heroes. They are heroes not just because of what they did in the moments before they died but because of their decision to serve.
Welcome to the TENTH Military Mondays Carnival on Army Wives’ Lives!
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