I love old pictures. Not only do they look cool with their faded grays and sepia tones, it’s fun to hear the stories behind them.
Here are four of my favorites. I have them side-by-side in a frame at my house.
Meet my grandparents when they were beginning their lives together during times of war, conflict and unrest. Probably not so different than many young couples today.
These are my dad’s parents.
These are my mother’s parents.
It’s fun to relive the romance and nostalgia of past generations, but I’m sure they dealt with many of the same difficulties today’s military families face. Funny how the good moments seem to erase the rough ones over time.
I’m not in the military, nor is my husband or anyone else in my immediate family, so I can’t begin to understand the challenges of those who actively serve our country in times of war and conflict.
I may not be able to empathize, but I can pray. Pray for their personal safety. Pray they have the same rock solid support my grandfathers had back on the home front decades ago. Pray they return to their families unharmed.
Hug a veteran today. Or at least shake his or her hand. What they did for our country, or what they’re doing now, undoubtedly leaves a lasting legacy for future generations.