Not Even a Glimpse at a Veteran Wife's Sacrifice

VeteransWife When I'm in labor and my husband is there holding my hand instead of across the world holding a cellphone.

When the days are long and it's my turn to put the kids to bed.

When I think our family needs a break and go on a vacation.

When I wake in the middle of the night and I see my husband sleeping beside me.

When I plan our Thanksgiving meal and I don't have to doubt whether my family will be together.

When I think that my husband has changed and I can't meet him where he is.

When my husband calls to tell me he's coming home.

Remember...

there are women who live with far significant worries and sacrifices as their husbands serve in the military.

there are wives and moms that are veterans as well.

we likely will not understand what they or their families have gone through but we can listen.

Remember...

to tell our children that their freedom is not free.

to say thank you.

to show our gratefulness.

to show them service and help.

to keep them in prayer.

There is a family today who prays they could be all together and for some that prayer will not be answered. There is nothing like coming home.

Grace Weber is a Milwaukee native now living in Brooklyn. She recently released her first album The Refinery. I'm kind of in love with it.

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4th of July Treasures and Pins

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1. 4th of July is less than a week away - now is the time to start talking about the meaning behind the celebration. Teach the kiddos to be thankful for our freedom. This boy's shirt is simple and cute for celebrating in America's colors.

2. It can't be a summer celebration without watermelon! These decorative touches are delicious. I am convinced watermelon tastes sweeter with seeds. What do you think? Are watermelons better with or without seeds?

3. I love this 4th of July turban head wrap. I also think it could be a simple DIY - ta da!

4. Take a blanket and snuggle with your favorite people under the fireworks. Do you live near Milwaukee? This picture was taken from Northpoint of Veteran's Park. Here are some local festivities you don't want to miss.

5. You know I love paint chip garlands and this star one is no exception! Here is the butterfly one I made with my daughter this last Spring.

6. Fruit ice - splendid and refreshing! Freeze strawberries, blueberries, blackberries into ice cube tray. Serve with Sprite or you could make Sprite ice cubes and place in water for a lighter flavored drink.

7. Have the kids make their own artwork of fireworks by putting food coloring on card-stock and letting them blow air through a straw. Fun!

8. I'm a sucker for nostalgia! These mini ice cream sandwiches take me right back to childhood.

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