Veterans Day November 11 2015
The month of November is a tough one for me. In 2010 we found out that my mom's cancer had returned and was inoperable. Shortly thereafter, my son Josh was diagnosed with leukemia. Last year my friend Patty's son, Luke, lost his battle with leukemia. I'll be going through my day, without a care in the world. And then I remember. And I cry.
There is one day in November where I can count on my emotions. And that is November 11. Though I am grateful to our veterans and active duty service personnel everyday, this day is just theirs. And so I say, on this Veterans Day, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thanks to you, veterans and active duty personnel, thank you for keeping my family safe, thank you for missing time with your families to defend our country. Thank you for putting others before yourselves. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made. Words cannot express how much you mean to me.
To military families, thank you for accepting that your loved one must be away for long periods of time. I am so sorry for all that your family misses out on while your family member is overseas. And to those whose families have been forever changed, I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Although I owe you all a debt far greater than I can pay, I am happy to offer all active duty military, veterans, and their spouses a 10% discount at happypuppiesrun.com. All you need to do is send me a copy of your military id and I will send you your very own discount code. It won't expire, and it's yours forever. You can send it to me at laura (at) happypuppiesrun (dot) com.
This Veterans Day, let's all take a moment to thank a veteran. Because without them, this world would be a vastly different place.
With love, Laura