Memorial Day: A Salute!

We Salute Our Veterans This Memorial Day

We salute every soldier whoo’s
served this great nation.
And offer a heart of thanks
and appreciation!

We salute each memeber
of our armed forces.
And are thankful for their
efforts and resources!

We salute the many who
protect our boarders too.
We’d be in trouble…
If not for people like YOU!

We salute every son and
daughter lost in a war.
YOU are what serving this
country is meant for!

We salute the officers who’ve
guided our women and men.
Our prayers are with you!
And our love from within!

We salute our veterans!
Wherever they may be!Those who served on
land, air and sea!

Offering prayer to the
Lord is our belief…
That he will guide our
Commander-in-Chief!

As we observe Memorial Day this year…
Let’s offer our soldiers
love, hope and cheer!

May God bless them in
all they endeavor
And his peace be with them
today and forever!!

By Jim Pemberton

 

Gone but NEVER forgotten

God Bless!

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Memorial Day

Today is the day of remembrance. We need to remember why we are able to have the freedoms that we do. A lot of people are opposed to war. I respect your views. These soldiers that you rally against have voluntarily signed the contract that sent them to the four corners of the Earth. They did something that most people would not do and that’s defending their country.

Some have returned home, some have not and some are still overseas. Family members are home worried about their soldiers welfare, children wondering when daddy or mommy will be coming home, and the sad few that are planning funerals. They remember the sacrifices. They know about the scares the media portrays and the finger biting that happens shortly thereafter.

The drops of blood and sweat, the fatigue and insomnia, the pain and hunger that soldiers of the past and present have shed to make sure that we are able to walk without fear. Remember the fallen, remember those that still serve, remember those who have completed their service….remember them all. You may get tired of hearing this from year to year, “It’s not about the BBQ…” or “it’s not about the sales…”, but it’s true.

Whether you are for and against the war and what they represent, please take the time out to think about those who chose to protect each and everyone of us from enemies foreign and domestic.

Be safe today.

God Bless!

It’s a Sims 3 Kinda Day

I don’t know about you, but I am a Sims HEAD! Ever since I played years ago when my sister first introduced me to the game, I have been hooked. From The Sims all the way up to The Sims 3, I have most of the games. The only ones that I don’t have is Medeval and the ones that come after Supernatural. I play for fun and for therapeutic reasons. Therapeutic, you say? Yes.

When I was in the military and one of the NCOs were using their authoritative power against me, I would go back to my barracks room/apartment and create a Sim that would look like them and do all sorts of things to it. I would have them drown in a pool, let them starve, live in squalor, start a fire for them to get burned or have them get electrocuted. Yeah it was bad at one point. When you are against people who play the “game” on a daily basis to get what you want, you need a stress reliever.

But the main reason why I got into the game so much is that you can design and decorate houses. I love architecture and I wanted to be an architect since my high school had career day. We had an architect come into the class and talk about what he does on a daily basis. I can’t remember what he looked like or exactly what he said, but all I know is that it stuck with me. When I left the military, I decided to go back to school. I was pregnant at the time and the only option to study architecture was to go on campus. It was an hour away from the house and to lug all my books and projects around with a pregnant belly was not an option. I chose interior design. I could do it from home, take care of the house and when they were born, the kids. It was close enough to architecture that it satisfied my creative side. I got to work with cool programs like Google Sketch and AutoCAD, I got to paint, draw and build…total awesomeness! I had to stop due financial reasons and still have a year and a half left before I get my bachelors.

I hate that my education isn’t finished but I am still grateful. I found a love for crochet. Plus, I can use my crochet skills to help design an interior. So it’s all good! Even though crochet gives me the same stress relievers as The Sims, I still miss creating oh-so-awsome pads! With that, I am gonna play my Sims!

God Bless!