During this time of year when so many of us are gearing up for the joyous holiday season and spending time with family,  there are many others that are longing to be home with theirs.   They are the men and women who have chosen a life of serving our country so that we can continue to live in the land of the FREE.  To them I will always be thankful.  My father and my grandfather served in the military.  We may not always agree with why we are fighting, but regardless, we should always offer our respect to these amazing people.

This Holiday Season, let’s keep our thoughts and prayers with them and their families.  You may even want to consider donating to one of the many organizations that helps remind our soldiers they are not alone. There are also ways to donate to their families they have left behind.  It’s just one more way to keep the holiday spirit of giving alive this time of year.

Laurie Cooper is a 30 something SAHM of 2 beautiful children.  Her blog is www.guessingalltheway.com.  She loves anything to do with beauty!