To Veterans Everywhere:

I’m so very thankful for you!  Whether you have served in the past or present, your service has not gone unnoticed.  I am not from a “military family” and sadly have not been exposed to many men or woman who have served, other than the occasional occurrence.  But my regard and honor for all those who have served this country in the line of duty is extremely great.
Today, after church, my husband, baby boy and I, went out to eat.  An older man and his wife were in the booth next to us and he had on a black ball cap with gold symbols and the words military on the front.  I went over to him as we were leaving and told him “Happy Veterans Day”.  He smiled and said “Thank you” and I asked him if he had served and when he said yes, I replied with a big thanks and that I appreciated it.  I love little moments like this.  When I can tell one of our own that we care about the fact that they have given of themselves for  our country…that it means so much, protecting our freedom.
So to anyone reading, again, I just want to say Thank You Veterans! I admire you and all you do or have done for this great nation of America!

Sincerely, Gigglebox

Time to Hunker Down

The election was a big letdown to me this year.  I was so sure that Romney would win and that while our country would still have such a far way to go, that at least, he was the better choice.  I cried as I watched Romney’s concession speech because I thought of how badly America needs a leader who will be able to guide us through the tough times ahead.  Someone who actually has experience in turning around big businesses. That was Romney’s specialty.  He knew how to turn things around for businesses that were going down hill.  And isn’t the United States basically one of the largest “businesses” in the world?  We needed someone who would really work together with the congress and senate not just act like they want to.  Someone who would really try to keep America on the right path, not the wayward one we’re going down.  Someone who would bring unity, not divisiveness.
After Romney’s speech, I turned the tv off.  I couldn’t take a victory speech from Obama when I was so disappointed.  I didn’t want to hear about how he wanted to bring America together and move “Forward” when he has spent the last four years dividing this country while acting indignant when accused of doing so.
The next day, I adjusted my attitude and though saddened for America, faced the fact that Obama did win.  I thought about why.  This should’ve been an obvious choice.  How can Americans look the other way when our own men died in Benghazi?  How can people look the other way when the President repeatedly lies?  Our constitution is being buried alive.  Our country will live on but it is not a country with the same principles that we were founded on…that made us great.
I have just begun reading the book “Common Sense” by Glenn Beck which is inspired by Thomas Paine.  Beck writes that “America is a unique and special place that is a beacon of freedom for the entire world.”  I ask you, if we lose that, what do we have?  What is it that has allowed America to thrive for so long? It is our constitution, freedoms and rights.  There has never been anything else like the constitution and yet our nation has been choosing to move farther and farther away from it.
Americans need to prepare themselves for hard times ahead.  Proverbs 6: 6-8  “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer and gathereth her food in the harvest.”  It’s time to hunker down and get busy.  I looked up the definition of “hunker down” and it means: “to settle in at a location for an extended period” or “to maintain a position and resist yielding to some pressure“.  The point is this: we have the same president for another four years, whether we like it or not, and we need to be prepared because it is not going to be an easy road ahead.  Inflation, gun control, socialism and more is coming our way.  When things get bad, I want to be able to take care of my own.  I want to be able to be a blessing to others.  I want to be prepared.  It’s time to hunker down my friends!