Saturday, May 23, 2009



Who are your heroes?  
I have a couple in my life at this particular time...
Each for a very different reason
Each are my "NOW" heroes.

The first is a family member serving overseas NOW.
My stomach gets in knots pondering what or who he may be enduring today...
I can't imagine his mother's feelings. 
When a family member is serving, your views become much more tender.

His second tour came quickly (seems like yesterday he explained how he had closed his head wound with super glue to continue his mission).  
He's my NOW hero for serving our country, 
and fighting for oppressed peoples' freedom. bravely his NOW.

My second "NOW" hero is our 2 1/2yo great niece...
enduring many heart surgeries in her brief time on this earth.
There some times are bad days, physically
yet she'll still have a smile on her face when you enter the room.
She has a love of life, people and time that is so "IN-THE-MOMENT"
God talks to us through her as she walks her tender life road in her NOW.

Dear Jesus, 
Make yourself known in a powerful way while he is serving our Nation's cause through his dedication and convictions.
Keep him safe in his goings and comings, as well as his decisions.
Let him feel the comfort of our prayers and Your Holy Spirit holding him.

Continue to preveniently walk ahead of my niece and her family.  
Grow her little body and her mind to KNOW the plans you have for her.
May she be a witness to what You have done in her life.

Happy Memorial Day, everyone.
I pray you have some NOW heroes in your life, too.

p.s.  if you're looking for a giveaway:
She'll be drawing on Wednesday, May 27, in honor of Parker's 10th birthday!
10 winners with some great prizes
For every comment left in the month of May, your name will be included in the drawing. The 10th person drawn receives the GRAND PRIZE (box of Disney goodies).
Anyone sharing about the giveaway on their blog will get their name entered 10 EXTRA times
Be sure and leave Grammy a comment letting her know you mentioned the giveaway.


char72 said...

I do have heros too, and I so enjoyed hearing about yours. Thank you for this beautiful post.

Kathy said...

What a sweet post - a beautiful little girl and a wonderful young man.

Karen said...

What an awesome post. I pray for your heroes! God bless you.

Smilingsal said...

It's a good thing to pray for family.

Sassy Granny ... said...

What a lovely focus. It is apparent your thoughts are wrapped around all things memorable for this Memorial Day weekend. Thanks for sharing some of them.

Be blessed,

Lisa said...

You have great heroes! Pray the 91st Psalm over members of the Armed Services. There is much comfort and protection under His wings!

Susan said...

Two great heros indeed!!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Very touching post! We all have our heroes. Thanks for sharing about yours and have a lovely weekend.


bp said...

What a sweet honoring your heroes!

christy rose said...

I just popped over from Sassy Granny's. I loved your Memorial Day post. Two great heroes indeed! I did not have much time to snoop around so I would like to come back and visit again soon.

Christy Rose

Ms.Daisy said...

Wonderful post honoring your heroes, those serving in our armed forces and that sweet little one. Thanks for sharing on this Memorial Day weekend.


kymber said...

Great post!
What would we do without the brave young men today willing to stand up for our freedoms that we all take so much for granted? I applaud him today and pray that he is kept safe from harm as he serves his country. May he return quickly to the bosom of his family who love and miss him.

What a sweet baby girl! What a brave face she puts forward - she has obviously been through so much in her little life. Such an angel! I pray that the doctors are able to heal her from her suffering and that she will continue to be a great light for others to see "Him" through her.
You are so right - you DO have heroes to be proud of!
Blessings to you AND to them!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Worthy heroes and a find tribute. Thank you for sharing their bravery and courage with us.

What a great day to be alive and to be living in the freedom that we know, both literally and spiritually.


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Beautiful post. I am so thankful for those who have borne our burden of freedom. My dad, 88, is a WWII Vet. And thanks for your nice comments today on my blog about my travelin' girl. She heads home tomorrow, but we will not see her until late Wednesday night! Long trip!

Technonana said...

Brave heros indeed and worth their Hero status!!! Thanks for sharing these precious loved ones with us!!!