Today is Memorial Day, and while I am extremely grateful for the sacrifices of those stunningly brave women and men in our armed forces, I’m thinking of something else today.

I’m thinking about how one year ago, I was playing Batman with my cousin Aiden. I’m thinking about how Aiden and Captain Thoughtful played legos and how thrilled Aiden was with the spaceship they created. I’m thinking about how hard we all laughed playing pictionary. I’m thinking about how one year ago I hugged my Uncle Tom for the last time.

Today, one year later, I’m thinking about them. And I’m so very sad and so overwhelmingly thankful for Memorial Day one year ago.

20 thoughts on “Memorial

  1. A lot of my friends spent memorial day drinking by a pool with their friends. I think that’s a good way to spend other holidays… Personally i really enjoy spending memorial day with my family. I’m sorry to hear about your uncle’s passing, but at least you have the memories of last memorial day.

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    1. People that we hold close spark memories in us and we remember during the holiday times. I think that we think of what we shared with them and it reminds us that they are no longer with us. I know it can be hard, but also be grateful for knowing your uncle and letting his legacy live on through you. I hope you find comfort in these memories and knowing that he is in a better place.

      Warm Regards,

  2. I really liked the thought of thanking others for the small things. Words need not be said but it is the their intention and our gratefulness towards them that matters a lot.

  3. That is beautiful. I can totally relate because about 5 years ago memorial day was the last time I saw my grandpa and he was so healthy and happy. Sending positive vibes and love your way!

  4. Dee Jay says:

    The thought is so difficult to digest, that somebody is not going be with you next time… And only his memories remain..

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