For Day Eleven, I am thankful for the sacrifice of others for my benefit.
Today is Veteran's Day, which got me to thinking about those who have given their lives and time to serve our country in the military. Some of my great uncles served in the two World Wars. My dad's brother Ted served in the Navy. Two of my cousins, David and Mary, have served in Iraq (Mary is still on active duty in Washington, DC). Daniel's grandfather, Dan Ryan, served in the Army during the Vietnam War. I have had friends from church who have served in recent years. Each of these people, as well as their families, sacrificed a great deal in order to go and serve and in some cases, fight in battles, so that I could live in the freedom of the United States of America. I am extremely thankful and humbled and need to do more to honor them throughout the year.
A friend of mine posted this on her Facebook page today: "