Sunday, May 30, 2010

What does a veteran mean to me? By, Grace (11)

As the proud daughter of a U.S. Marine, my love of our country is part of my genetic makeup. When my daughter Grace brought home her essay from school: "What Does A Veteran Mean To Me?" my heart melted.

I thought Memorial Day weekend would be the perfect time to share her words with you below.

What does a veteran mean to me? It means someone who loves their country enough they go away from their family, their home,
and their loved ones.

Someone who risks their life for you and me. Someone who goes halfway around the world to fight for your mom, your dad, your brothers and sisters, grandma and grandpa,
your friends and teachers,
and even your enemies.

Someone that loves. That is what a veteran means to me. Love

By, Grace Kraft

Memorial Day is an important day for all Americans. It's the day we stop and take a moment amidst our picnics and family barbecues, to breathe a prayer of thanks for all who are serving in our military.

So, from our family to all who are serving, all who have sons and daughters, fathers and mothers in the armed forces, we say thank you from the bottom of our grateful American hearts.

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12

For those of you in the mood for patriotic posts, click on the links below. Make sure to have your kleenex handy.

Greater Love.

Take a moment to remember and say a prayer.


Debbie said...

your daughter has it right! thanks for sharing. God bless.
Deb <><

Sheri said...

Well said Grace!

Denise said...

So beautiful dear Grace.

Mari said...

She did great!

Karen said...

That was precious...

Mike Golch said...

As I have been traveling the blogs today your daughter has hit right on the head.Thank God for those that have served Those are serving and will be Serve in the future.

Melanie Redd said...


Thanks for the good word! I appreciate your daughter's letter.

Blessings to you,


Anonymous said...

What a lovely, thoughtful daughter! Grace is one of my 5 very favorite girls names! I agree with her sentiments! She expressed it perfectly!

Melanie Redd said...

Hey Joanne,

Excited to hear about your new writing project. Sounds interesting and very timely. I will pray for you each time God brings you to mind.

I have prayed for you this morning - to have hope, renewal, and the energy to write.

Please keep me posted on how things are going, and I will continue to check on you.

I'm actually doing a semi-self publish with one of the division of Lifeway - Crossbooks. The book is supposed to be out by mid-June, in time for the Southern Baptist Convention. We are to "unveil" it there - whatever that might mean!

Then, we put it on Amazon, etc...

Thanks for your prayers as you think of my over the next 2-3 weeks.

I'm praying that God will help me to get this Bible study to the right people.

Blessings to you,

LauraLee Shaw said...

Oh now, that is precious! So glad you shared that. You should have your lil darlin join my two daughters on Faithwriters for Kids. They have a lot of fun over there. ;)

Debbie said...

Oh wow; Grace has the right idea. What a beautiful essay!


Nana's Nuggets said...

That was a precious letter! Wow! your little girl is very gifted! Her little wording was perfect! I just love the way children express themselves in the form of writing it out! She did a good job!:)
Blessings for a good wk-end!
PS.( I Love Your blog, enjoy reading it.)

Angie said...

Give that girl a hug from me! That was awesome...the next writer in the family for sure!

Love you lots!


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