I do this for my husband, my brother, my brothers-in-law, my grandpa… Strong, brave & selfless men who chose to serve our country & fight for the freedoms that we all too often take for granted. They have each made tremendous sacrifices. Most often they are for the sake of strangers, but sometimes they are at the expense of those they love.
These soldiers come back changed. No matter how many stories we hear, movies they make, or nights we spend trying to help hold them together, we can never truly understand what they went through. What memories they’d like to forget, what weight they hold in their hearts.
I am thankful for the life I have been given & forever grateful for the men & women who have made it possible for me to live that life in peace. In my own small way, I hope that what I do here will allow a service member to know that what they have sacrificed was worth it. That we are thankful. That we care. That they may return to a place where they can turn off the outside world & find their own peace.