Memorial Day

This past week has been a whirlwind! It involved a change in my husband’s job that created a lot of excitement and pride.

A new job and a special ceremony.

Then I prepared for the holiday weekend, which meant a lot of shopping and cooking. We knew we’d see several friends at several points in time, but with a come-and-go as you please, I wasn’t sure how much I needed to prepare. I knew I’d enjoy the weekend because I’d get to see some really good friends.

Relaxation on the beach before the weekend began.

We had a lovely weekend, saw friends, relaxed, and ate a lot. Somehow, I lost track of my days.

Then, as I was cruising on the paddle-board, I was considering Memorial Day, it’s intention, and how we observe it. My mind floated to memories of being a kid. Then it returned to the present. The present involves things like social media, which shows how families observe it, and unfortunately, how people continue to judge each other’s observation of it. Some people welcome the summer with cookouts with friends and family. Others may spend it in quiet solitude remembering friends lost in combat.

Paddling. Balancing. Reflecting.

My deepest wish is that Americans show each other love and respect as each person chooses how he or she wishes to partake in Memorial Day weekend. I wish we could all just be kind to one another.

It’s also a Monday which means I’m supposed to publish a blog. I almost forgot to write and post it because I got busy enjoying the weekend with friends AND remembering those who paid the ultimate price.

Published by mondaymorningwithmona

I am a Texan, runner, military spouse, reader, a giver and a good friend.

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