Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! I have to say that I am so happy to get to spend this long weekend with Andrez, but it breaks my heart that there are men and women who have paid the ultimate price to defend our country and freedom for us to have this holiday weekend. It is with a heavy heart that we get to enjoy the luxuries of life, like BBQ's, weekend getaways, time with our families and friends, and getting an extra day or two off work, while there are families who grieve for their loved ones who they lost. Andrez and I will always think of one of his Marines, Cpl. Michael J. Palacio, who was killed while they were in Afghanistan on March 29, 2012. Andrez thinks of that day and him often and it makes us both extra grateful for each day we have with each other and makes us a little more mindful of living life to it's fullest. We are thinking of all service members who have died serving our country this weekend and everyday for that matter.
RIP Michael J. Palacio...gone but never forgotten.
|Andrez's homecoming. Crazy to think that he was still in Afghanistan a year ago at this time. I am giving him extra hugs and so thankful to get to be with him this year.|