"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

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank You


To all those who have served and are serving.
We are thankful for your service.

Bill & Jen
and the kids



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you to your family for their service.

I look at your post label and I would like to say thank you to you, too. I appreciate your sacrifices.

LizinNY

Shannon said...

...and thank you to your family for their service. You are a blessing to this Country.

~Shannon

kymber said...

Jen...i have been sick for a few days. that's why i didn't get here sooner. so sorry about that.

thank you for your heartfelt comment on one of my Remembrance Day/Veteran's Day posts. it is so eloquently put that i felt it had to be shared in other places - i am copying it here in it's entirety and would like permission to do so on other blogs.

your comment on my post was this, in quotes:

"Thank you Kymber. Thank you for being you, for your service and for being the light and joy in the blog world that touches so many.

I think that this is a powerful tribute and although the dad in this story was the one who ignored those that have stood so tall...we have a large group ignoring our veterans that make this song as applicable as before.

May we all decide that instead of a moment of silence on one day- that we begin to change how we raise the next generation. May we decide the time to appreciate those that serve is before they serve while they are children. May we teach the little ones about Veterans homes and hospitals when they have reports due or class field trips...may we change the next generation not by the free meals offered to veterans all over, but by our nations standing tall for the veterans and appreciating them as they serve instead of seeing them as collective bodies.

May we never forget that we are able to move about so free, marry or not as we desire, populate with a zillion kids or none at all...all the while working, sleeping, educating, going off grid-thanks to someone before that stood with a weapon in his or her hand saying BACK OFF... Someone stood so we can do or not do pretty much anything we want. And although you are my Canadian friends we-- both share so much that much of the world has no idea exists-all because some stood when they did not have to. Some said yes, when they could have said no.

Thank you Kymber and to all those that have worn the uniform...you have my utmost respect and appreciation.

Jennifer"

i don't know what else to add except that this should have been a blog post on its own. and i agree with you 100% - let's respect and love our soldiers and veterans when they are children. and let's remember them 365! and let's never forget that we are free to do what we do because someone STOOD when they didn't have to.

you honour me, jambaloney and our blog when you take the time to write such an inspiring comment. you have no idea how much this meant to me.

Jennifer, my friend Donna has sacrificed in similar ways as your family. you would do me and her a great honour to go over and read her post here:

http://littlecottageinthecountry.blogspot.com/2011/11/happy-veterans-day.html

she reminds us that Remembrance Day/Veteran's Day is not just about the sacrifice and service of the soldiers and veterans, but also of the families who sacrifice so much so that a soldier can stand and defend our freedoms.

sorry for such a long comment - i couldn't help myself.

thank you, Jen, for all of your family's service. but thank you for YOUR service too.

Shannon nailed it. YOU are a blessing to your country.

your forever friend,
kymber

Humble wife said...

Thank you all for stopping by. I thank you for your kind comments as I sit here and pause with a bit of tears in my eyes.

I am so thankful-bittersweet at times, but still so thankful that I am able to live the life I choose because one willingly paid the ultimate price. I guess through tears I would like to think that if my dad could know that his death did make a difference to me- his very own, perhaps it...well I cannot put words down to express my thoughts.

Kymber...yes feel free to share this. I meant every word to you. I know one person can make a difference. I humbly pray that words like noble, honor, character and valor begin to be truly understood and sought after traits in our children once again. I pray that I did my part with my four and that they too carry on with re-teaching or gently reminding our nation(well our nation's) youth of the great responsibility that comes with being afforded the opportunity to live in lands that are free. May we all set the bar high once again in our hearts to be the nation we were.

Jennifer