The day that my son was born, I could not imagine my life without him.
As a mother, it is in my instinct to give him all the opportunities life has to offer and protect him whenever possible.However, as much as I don’t want to think about it, I know that I will not be able to do so forever, as children eventually go on to pursue their own paths in life as they are supposed to do.
Sometimes those paths lead them into wars and conflicts to fight, so that we can continue to rise and sleep under a blanket of freedom. And while their children may be across the globe, these mothers, just like their children, live in uncertainty and worry as to what each day may bring.
This Memorial Day weekend, as we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, let us also remember the military mothers and fathers, who helped make their children the strong individuals they became. Let us especially remember the parents have who have lost their sons and daughters, so that we may continue to enjoy the freedoms their children have so nobely have gifted to us.