"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

Monday, May 30, 2016

Never Forgotten

Memorial is defined as preservative of memory.1

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.2

This is a very sobering day.  
 Since I have been blogging here is my Memorial Day post:

Our nation has Memorial Day set aside to remember those who died while serving in the armed forces.


The price is sometimes heavy.


And although time marches on, the families never forget.   Time freezes the soldier in the age that they were killed. 

Yet the family continues on.




The weeks following the loss of a loved one must seem like 
years.
But time marches on.
Children grow up.

I love America.
I am thankful to be living in this nation.
I hate knowing exactly what is sometimes expected
from those that are in our military.

No matter how old I get, no matter how much time passes
by, I am, and always will be the baby that was born too late.
The reality of Memorial Day is that even though I am now
 a grandmother... in my heart, I am always the little girl
that wishes ever so much that she was a daddy's little girl.

As for the photo of the children and mom...
 The update is this.

Pictured front row left to right
Peter age-2~49 years later married 27 years, 2 sons. John age 3-49 years later single and busy in Texas.  David age 4 in the photo-49 years later 4 children, 1 son-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law, 7 grandchildren. Liz age 4 in photo-49 years later, 3 children, 1 son-in-law, 1 granddaughter. Cathy age 5 in photo-49 years later married almost 32 years, 2 children.  
Back row-Mom-age 29 in the photo.  Remarried had one more daughter and a stepdaughter.  From these two daughters, 2 sons-in-law, 5 grandchildren.  And the baby...me, Jenny to my family~married almost 28 years, 4 children.  2  daughters-in-law and 2 grandsons.

Dad...remains forever 28.  
In memory of Captain David P. Gibson
KIA April 8, 1967



* I forgot to add that Mom passed away in 2011.  She outlived Dad by 44 years.


1 "Memorial." American Dictionary of the English Language.  Webster's Dictionary 1828-Online Edition. Web. May 29, 2016.
2  History.com Staff."Memorial Day." History.com. A&E Networks. 2009. Web. May 29,2016

2 comments:

Billy Anders said...

Great post, well said, thanks to your family for your dad's service and for your continued love of the country he served.

Humble wife said...

Thank you Billy for stopping by and for your service as well. I am thankful to have connected with you.