"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Afghanistan Thanksgiving

All of these photos are from the 10th Mountain Division on Facebook. I go through this site often looking for a glimpse of my son...and today I was so happy to see him at a table clearly having Thanksgiving Day meal!

Bill is on top right with his hand up. His buddy Nick Cates is across from him~also with his hand up. Nick's wife had their first baby 4 months ago!

I wrote about the cooks that prepare our soldiers meals on Tuesday and one can clearly see that it was important to make Thanksgiving "feel" festive and homey. Thanks once again to those that prepared such a wonderful feast!

Well how cool!!

When we gather and enjoy our family Thanksgiving, please keep these folks in your prayers. They line up often. They got in a line to become a soldier, they line up each and every day to eat, and they do so willingly~which is humbling to me. I am so thankful that I was able to catch a glimpse of my son today...


Mrs.Rabe said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you for sharing photos of these fine soldiers!

I too am humbled and thankful.

Humble wife said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mrs Rabe...:)

Sheila said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for your son's service! It is appreciated and I offer prayers for his safe keeping...
Warm Affection..

Humble wife said...

Sheila- thank you and I pray your Thanksgiving was wonderful and joyous!

Pam said...

This was a heartwarming post. I loved the beautiful red chairs for their Thanksgiving meal! And what a treat from our Father above, allowing you a glimpse of your son!