Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lessons Learned From An American Soldier

Oh my good I have missed my little ol' blog.  BUT, I wouldn't have missed a moment of the past weeks spent with our Son who was home on leave from Afghanistan.  No sir~ree bob...not one precious, emotional, big huggin', jet~lagged, war story filled, sad goodbye at the airport moment of it...AMEN.

So before I get back to my regular AND {...get ready friends...} more~creative~than~every~before~fun~loving~blog~posts...let me share with fellow great people...what I learned from my American Soldier Son.

Simple Lessons Learned From An American Soldier

1.  Life is EXTREMELY precious.

2.  Honor those around you...because by the afternoon they could be gone.

3.  Pay attention to your life....PAY your best, because YOU are responsible for one one owes you anything!

4.  If you want anything in life....EARN it!  Learn, Train, Practice, Take Responsibility.

5.  If you get knocked down....GET UP and get on with it.

6.  If someone near you gets knocked down....give them a hand.  Say ~ "I HAVE YOUR BACK." And mean it!

7.  Be grateful for EVERY day....even the ones that break your spirit and your heart...because those kind of days are the ones that truly make you the best kind of human being.

8.  Sleep is PRECIOUS.

9.  Life is PRECIOUS.


God Speed to all of you.  Have a wonderful Sunday....I know that I will.  Even though he is back over there and we miss him so stinkin' much we can hardly breath...I am totally grateful for the honor and privilege of being his mom...and how blessed I feel to be missing him...yes, blessed...because we have this great young person in our lives that is so miss~able. back our regularly scheduled lucky we are to have this amazing creative outlet and connection....pretty darn lucky I'd say.

Big Ol' Tear ~ Filled Smiles ~ Ramona 


Darlene said...

Oh dear friend Ramona,

I was SURE missing you these last weeks but I knew your dear Son was at home and you WERE enjoying EVERY single moment you could with him.

Your simple lessons are so precious and true. I know it is hard again with him being gone. I will continue to keep him and all of our wonderful soldiers in my heart and prayers for their safety and for their family to make it through.

I can't wait to see new and more creative (is that EVEN possible???) posts from you.

Lorrie said...

Oh Ramona, saying goodbye is so hard, especially when you're sending your boy so far away to a dangerous place.

He sounds like a fine young man, you need give yourself credit Mom for a job well done. I don't blame you one bit for your tears.

These lessons are important for all of us to remember, even those who are not living life in precarious circumstances.

Diva Kreszl said...

such wise truths...may God watch over your precious son and keep him safe. I am grateful for men and women like him who enable us to live free!

Stacey said...

I can't even imagine how you and your family feel now. I know you are so proud of him and the rest of us are so grateful that he is willing to serve. I'm sending you hugs!!

Sue said...

Thank you! My prayers go out to you, your son and your family. Thank you to all of you for the sacrifices made on behalf of all of us.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Thanks for sharing these little lessons. What wonderful reminders. I know you are and you should be proud of your son. Let him know that your blog readers are praying for him and his fellow comrades and that we thank him for his service to us.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Beautiful post...wonderful words of wisdom. I'm so happy you had these precious days with your son!!! Memories to last a life time. Tell him I said, "Thank you", next time you write.
Mary Lou

Lorie said...

I am so glad you got to spend some time with your son. And those are such great life lessons. Thank you for the reminder!

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Darlene said...

Hey Ramona,

Just stopped by to say you can have AS MUCH pink cake as you want!!!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend and keeping your spirits high.♥

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Quiet Quilter said...

Best post ever!!!

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