The idea of Memorial day in America is thought to be a few things for and by most. It is the first weekend of the start of summer. It’s the time for having fun and gathering with friends and family to enjoying the start of summer. One might be outside grilling, boating, swimming, at the beach or just in general doing any great summer fun activity. Also for America its the time of year that we stop to remember, to give tribute to the memory of the fallen who have fought, served and sacrifice for our freedoms, liberties and rights as Americans. It’s the time where we give much tribute to those who have had dearly paid the ultimate price and laid it all on the line. Our nation gives tribute to the men and women who were loyal, brave and courageous and showed much valor. If not for those who have served us we wouldn’t have the opportunity to have the gift of these precious and priceless rights, liberties and freedoms.
There is something to be said for times and years gone by and how I wish for those days of the easiness and simplicity of what Memorial Day weekend once was and is for many. In 2017 and forever more every year for me and my family never ever again can the true meaning of Memorial Day be lost amidst the cultural meaning and celebration. We cannot and will not never ever forgot what the true meaning of Memorial Day is. We won’t ever not know the price that is paid and what it costs a nation and the families of the service men and women who give their lives. We truly understand that the price paid by our service men and women for it is often that the cost of this price paid is know by the families for the rest of their lives. The cost to the families can not ever be measured in any quantified or tangible way or amount. This is equally true for me and my precious babies after April 4, 2017 and will be forever more here and ever after. We lost our own American Solider, perfect love of my life and a amazing father to our babies. Our world was shattered and came crashing down and never to be the same again with the loss of our American Solider. There is no fixing or mending the whole that has been left in our hearts and family. There is no check that can be written to pay that debt or reimburse us for the price that has been paid and at the cost to my family.
Memorial Day once was simple and use to be for me once a year but no more. Memorial Day now and forever more is a most complicated, sad and tragic
day that is now every day. I will never be again to celebrate Memorial Day without not having the true, profound knowledge, understanding and counting the true cost of what has been given to me, my babies, my family and our nation. There will never be a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t remember, give memorial to or persevere the memory of my beloved American Solider John W. Cox and to my babies father. I will keep, treasure and cherish the memory of my love and American Solider in my heart. I will always keep tuck away in the scrapbook of my heart the memories we shared as we journeyed hand in hand and side by side for almost 12 years. He will always be in our hearts and we will keep his memory with us always in our hearts. We honor and pay tribute to our own American Solider and his life and legacy of Sacrifice, Service, loyalty, bravery, courage, faith and love all of our days not just on Memorial Day. May we always and forever remember and never forget the purpose and meaningMemorial Day.