A letter of thanks

Arm Doodle: Memorial Day 2019

This design went a little awry in my opinion but I thought I would still share on the eve of Memorial Day here in the US.

As I reflect on what this day means, I feel lucky that I haven’t personally experienced the loss of a service member in battle. But I was a military wife and I very distinctly remember the first year that my husband was on tour in the Middle East while I was home with a newborn. Our first baby. I remember obsessively pushing aside negative thoughts about whether or not he would return home safely and I’m so grateful that he did.

So today I want to say thank you. Thank you to the military wives who were not so lucky and who are powering through anyway. You are beautiful. You are strong. You are working through battles and carrying a burden that no one else can quite comprehend. Please accept my deepest condolences and gratitude to your service member for fighting for our freedoms.