In Honor of…

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Imagine if you will, an image frozen in time.  The smiling face peers at you from the other side.  It is a photo of a friend.   In the photo your friend is taking a short rest, his uniform blends in with the sandy arid land surrounding him.  Though he is resting and a smile is on his face, his weapon is ever at the ready.  

It’s amazing that no matter what he sees or experiences; he always has a smile available and an encouraging word.  He starts each day making the choice to serve in order to insure your freedom stays intact.  

Try to imagine what it must be like for him in a dry and arid land with only sparse vegetation, demolished buildings and burned vehicles dotting the landscape.  

He has days where he is in need of encouragement.  He will have days where he is close to giving up on hope or the future. That is when he needs encouragement the most.  I have a friend whose picture is just like I described and he has told me the support and encouragement I provide for him in prayer and otherwise is what helps him deal with his life at war.

So if you ever wonder if your words or prayers are helping those, who are serving for the freedom you enjoy, the answer is Yes, they do.
Support those who are serving now, who have served in the past and those who are planning on serving in the future.  

Have a great Memorial Weekend and take a moment to lift all the men and women up in prayer, who are serving on your behalf.

God bless and keep you,


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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.

10 thoughts on “In Honor of…”

  1. Well said, Sonia. We owe them so much. The very least we can do is pray for them. Maybe I should say the most we can do is pray for them. Thank you for this encouragement.


  2. Said so beautifully, Sonia. Our soldiers deserve our overflowing thanksgiving for the part they play in keeping our country free.

    With love and thanksgiving,


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