Memorial Weekend Memories

Pedaling two miles behind this six-year old child.

She would stop, grab her water bottle take a big drink, and say, “We gotta hurry. We can’t waste any time.”

Of course being who I am, the fact that’s it’s Saturday with absolutely no plans – I can’t resist, “Of course we can. We have all the time in the world.”

She snaps the cap closed on her water, attaches it firmly to her bike, saddles up like she is riding a hog, and even grips the handlebars. With a look back at me, in all seriousness, she shakes her head, “I don’t.” She takes off on her little Harley bike with training wheels spinning as fast as her little legs will go. I guess that’s how she made it over two miles – with guts and drive. What a kid!

After our bike ride, I told her she could be my riding partner anytime. Her face lights up with joy, but she immediately gets cool, and sticks her fist out for a bump. Adorable.

Another memorial moment – Japanese Gardens. This time no one fell in the Koi pond. Didn’t matter since we got drenched from the humid heat. Jason said it felt just like Okinawa when he was stationed there. Hot. Probably as beautiful too.

Hot dogs, pizza, Purple Cow ice cream and the next day, a first swim of the summer, at our local public pool. All part of our memorable weekend that wouldn’t be possible without our countrymen and women.

I would like to pay tribute to the fallen heros of our great nation. May we remember their service and honor them with the recognition they deserve.

Let us, also, support our troops in current service. Pray for our brave defenders of freedom and the families that love them.

Lastly, I’d like to remember those lost in the last few years.

They are still shining brightly from the hearts of those who miss them.

In Loving Memory,

Daddy Gary – Dec. 2009Uncle Bub – May 2007Poppy Carl – August 2008Grandma Owens- December 2008

I will always remember you.

Happy Memorial Day!

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I am a corporate travel agent living just outside of Fort Worth, Texas. I have a sixteen year old daughter named Sydney. A super great guy named Jason and his two adorable little girls that come with the package.

My blog is just me, my life, my lessons, my stories. I’ve been dubbed by a few by as The Hallmark Writer. I guess what that means is…….I write what’s on my heart. Sometimes it’s emotional, sometimes humorous, but always earnest and true.

It was extremely hard to pick three posts that would represent my blog. Some I picked based on the past popularity of the post. It is my hope you enjoy them just as much.

The concert that changed my life and made the wordpress homepage for a day I’m a Creep. I’m a Weirdo. Radiohead anyone? Be sure and catch the ending.

Among my greatest joys in life is my daughter, in this post I pass on a card poem that my mom gave to me. May the words bring her direction as she veers into the wide world of adulthood. My Wishes for You.

This post I wrote with the down and out in my mind – everyone should feel treasured, no matter where they are in their life, no matter what they look like, or where they come from. My hope and prayer is that you read this with that openness in mind. When I see a woman.

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