I can hardly believe that today is May 26th.
The first thought I have about this date is a selfish one. My maternity leave is ticking away and before too long I’ll be back at work. Time waits for no one. And I will be back to work sooner than I would like and this precious time will be a mere memory.
The second thought I have is that it is Memorial Day! Memorial Day, a day of remembering the men and women—our heroes—who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. They died so that we could all enjoy the American way of life, often referred to as the pursuit of happiness. I have been even more mindful of this distinctly American way of life since having children. I am grateful of the gift of living in this country where I am able to provide them with a safe, loving environment, fresh water, good food and the opportunity to learn. Because we live in America, they have the luxury of being children, enjoying their childhood and playing. In a word, they can pursue happiness with enthusiasm every day!
So, on this Memorial Day I am giving thanks for our way of life, thanks for our troops who fought to protect it and thanks for my family who make me very happy.
Happy Memorial Day!!!