Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Saying Thanks & a Treat
So I have had 3 headaches ...one every single day this week. I have not WANTED any soda but I really think it's the lack of caffeine causing it. Hubs thinks it is too, so I popped about 3 IBprof.'s and pulled into QT to get me a diet dr pepper.
I immediately noticed a sheriffs car and a police officer talking to two what appeared to be Marines. I was pretty shocked because it's not every day you see Marines in uniform in our small town. The closest military base is about 2-3 hrs away. It's just not common. So I pulled a little closer and rolled my window down.
I told the gentlemen that I wanted to thank them all for their service.
The cop said "you talking to me or them?" and laughed.
"All of yall!" Because I really was. Police, Firemen and EMT's work very hard to keep our communities safe.
They were all very gracious. I told them my brother is a Marine as well, and as I said that I looked over at the other Marine and recognized him! I had went to school with him, but more importantly he had been through recruiting, being sworn in, and boot camp with my brother! What a small world!
I said all that to say this...please...if you see a man or woman in uniform, tell them thank you. Yes, it can be intimidating but I promise you they are nice. My brother usually speaks to people as he passes them and always holds doors. These two Marines (and the cop!) were no exception.
I have been with my brother when strangers stopped their day to come and tell him thank you and its such a blessing to hear. These men and women go through so much and get very little thanks for it. Grown men have literally teared up, seeing my brother in uniform.
There is something about an American soldier...
On another note...I picked up these suckers for our trip and that was a MISTAKE. They are highly addicting. But only 110 calories. Ok... they are amazing.
I have to work tomorrow but I hope you all have a Happy Independence Day!!!