Today, my thoughts are with those who have served, those who are serving, and those who gave their life serving our country and protecting our precious freedom. Thank you to all of you and your families for all that you sacrifice to protect all that we hold dear. A big thank you to my dad and my father-in-law for their service to our country. I couldn't be a prouder daughter and daughter-in-law.
Today, I hope you pause and look around at all of your blessings. The simple fact that we have a day off just to play and be silly is a gift resulting from this hard fought freedom. Proudly remember our history and CELEBRATE! Their service is for you, for me, and for our families and friends.
Today I will celebrate with family and friends. I will look at that silly Texas Tornado in all of her swimming glory and smile, because she lives in a free land that allows her the safety and security of being a happy little toddler.
And her big sister, the Tiny Teen blissfully unaware of how lucky she is to be an American.
Today, I will hug those precious girls and be always grateful that God chose us to live in a land where honorable and selfless people willingly give up all that they have for the greater good of every American.
I offer a very simple recipe today, a fruit salad of watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries. The colors which remind us of our cherished American flag.
I found the image of this salad on Pinterest, and I found it so appropriate for today, as well as for the 4th of July. I simply layered from the bottom up, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, and I repeated it a second time.
On top of the salad, I added a few watermelon stars.
Thank you again to all the brave service men and women, and their families. I am so grateful for every moment of your service.
Happy Memorial Day!