Lest we Forget

I can't believe it's been a whole year since my soldier left for Afghanistan! Last Rememberance Day Nathaniel had only been gone for 11 days. My sister and I attended a memorial service at Rundle Park here in Edmonton....watching the widows, parents, children, brothers, sisters and friends plant crosses for their lost loves...heartwrenching. I remember just looking at my sister and hoping this wouldn't be us next year on this day. It was a sobering reminder to the reality of what was going on in our lives.

This year, Rememberance Day has a whole new meaning to us. Rememberance Day has always had personal meaning in our family; my Grandma lost her first love Dennis in WWII and my Grandpa fought in the same war and lost two of his brothers. This year we have lost a few more that are close to us. Nathaniel lost five of his good friends in Afghanistan. So this blog post is my small tribute to them. To say thank you. To say we miss you. To say we will always remember. And never forget.

 We Miss you Fitz


jandjhome said...

Thank you for this post and for your husband. XOXO

Melissa said...

That was so beautiful. Also, thank you for being a military wife!

Ms.Cupcake said...

Thanks for your sweet message! I love science (hence Nursing!) so I totally get it...no geek but but brill! I cant wait to get my fabrics!
On a more personal note...PLEASE thank Nathaniel for all he has done for our country...from me :)

Vintage Home said...

...Heart Breaking ....& Breath Taking .....Thank you for sharing......

Deb said...

Bless your heart. Losing friends really makes it hit home doesn't it?

Jessica said...

What a nice post Becky. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I am so thankful that Nathaniel returned home safely. My heart and thoughts are with the families of those who didn't make it home. That is such an amazing photo of Ftiz.


Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Thanks to your family and all the others that put themselves out there everyday for others. It is a truly admirable thing to do that can not be thanked enough for.
Thanks from our military family to yours.

Amanda said...

beautifully said dear. a heartfelt thank you to your hubby, you, your families, and all of the men and women protecting our own families.

on a sidenote: thanks for checking on me. my only answer without going into details is a song lyric, "i'm still alive but i'm barely breathing". means the world to know someone across the country, whom i've never had the pleasure of meeting in person, cares enough to take a moment to ask where i've been. thank you, so much.

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