Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thank You!


As a writer, I’m not often at a loss for words. Give me a paper and pencil, or put me in front of a blank computer screen, and I can spend hours blissfully stringing sentences together. I’ve never been particular about subject matter. Throw me a topic, and I’ll 
  • (a) write what I know, 
  • (b) discuss what I don’t know, or 
  • (c) make something up as I go along.

You want five hundred words? A thousand? Child’s play. Words are toys. I love figuratively picking them up, turning them over, tossing them around, building them up, tearing them apart, and wringing every possible drop of emotion and meaning from them.

Today, however, as I sat down to write this post, I found myself staring off into the distance, unable to put together a single coherent thought. My intention was to write a brief “thank you”, to express my appreciation for the men and women of our United States Armed Forces.



As I contemplated the sacrifices they have made, the victories they have achieved for our nation, and the losses they have suffered, I struggled to find words. Although words can be very powerful, they have their limitations. At times, words fall woefully short. No matter what I might write, my words today would be inadequate. There simply are no words that can convey the profound gratitude I feel for our servicemen and servicewomen, both at home and abroad, both those who are fighting for our country now, as well as those who have gone before.

In the end, I am left with only two words. Thank you. 

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If you would like to show your support for our Armed Forces, please post your personal "thank you" below. As part of the "Wounded Warrior - Christmas is a Time for Giving" blog-hop, I have pledged a donation to Wounded Warriors. I hope you will join me. 


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40 comments:

  1. I bless every soldier who puts his or her life on the line. Those here in England do the same. Thank you.

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  2. Christina, great post. Those two words are the best to say to our servicemen and servicewomen.

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  3. Thank you to those who serve and have served.

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  4. I thank them for their service every day! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  5. I think you're right...thank you is about all we can say. Well said!

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  6. Thank you for participating in this, Christina and for supporting our military.

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  7. I had the same problem when it came to writing my blog post to Christina.

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  8. They really do so much and give so much! Thanks!

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  9. As a veteran myself, and wife to a career airman who spent important family events overseas, I applaud anyone and everyone who supports our troops, past and present. Thank you for being a part of this hop!
    Tamara Monteau
    Haven's Realm

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  10. Thanks, Christina, for supporting our military and participating in such a worthy cause!

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  11. A wonderful thing the authors are doing...I lost a beloved cousin in Viet Nam...I still think about him and wish he was here. Good luck!

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  12. Beautiful post, Christina, and for such an amazing cause. I have family in the military myself, and am definitely grateful for their courage and strength as they all contribute and fight so that we can all live safely and have freedom.

    Happy Holidays!
    I hope you succeed with all the comments you'll need. XO

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  13. A Lovely heartfelt post Christina, thank you.

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  14. Lovely post! I think the two words you were left with say it best: Thank you.

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  15. A lovely message, Christina. Sometimes a simple thank you, can mean the world.

    Thank you for sharing!


    -Layna

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  16. Very thoughtful post, Christina. Cool blog hop!

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  17. Thank you to all those who served and are serving to protect our country and our way of life. We are forever indebted to you.
    Happy Holidays.

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  18. Lovely post, Christina. Sometimes a heartfelt thank you is more than they normally receive. I hope you reach your goal of 30 comments. Happy Holidays <3

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  19. Wonderful post Christina! And a sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU to all our servicemen and women!

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  20. What a beautiful post, as a daughter of a vietnam vet I am proud to call myself an army brat. I thank all the men and women you served and died to protect this country.

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  21. Love the post! have a great weekend and much luck on the hop!

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  22. Hope everyone will be back together for next Christmas. Good for you for doing this.

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  23. What a wonderful post and a great cause.

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  24. Thank you for supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. Our men and women come back with all kinds of wounds, both physical and mental. Only with the support of the American citizen will our military people be able to heal.

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  25. Thank you so much for doing this! So proud of the SC authors for supporting such a great cause.

    Barbara
    bbsbooknook@gmail.com

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  26. God bless our troops!

    storimom2@aol.com

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  27. Thank you to the troops and to you for participating in this blog hop :)

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  28. It's wonderful you are supporting such a great cause. Happy Holidays! :)

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  29. The Wounded Warrior Project is one of my favorite charities. I am so happy to see all this support for our military heroes. Thanks everyone. Merry Christmas

    margie.hager@yahoo.com

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  30. Thanks does not even begin to cover the gratitude I feel for everyone who has ever served our country in the military. Merry Christmas to our heroes who proudly wear camouflage.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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  31. Great post, Christina!

    lenahartwrites@gmail.com

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  32. Thank you to all the past and present military and families for their service and sacrifice! Merry Christmas!

    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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  33. This hop is so sweet!! I love that your doing this! Ya all are amazing! Best wishes and many blessings to all of you!! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. thank you for the reminder and for participating! finlessbook@gmail.com

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