We heard on the radio where they needed help putting flags up for Memorial Day. I thought it would be a wonderful activity for us to do as a family. I really wanted to impress on the kids that there are other people out there besides themselves and that we need to help. I wanted them to realize that there are so many people who have faught for our freedom and we should be indebted to them. So this is just one small way we could do that. I tell you it was probably the best thing we have done as a family. We explained to them that they needed to be reverent and respectful. They did a wonderful job. It will now be a yearly tradition for us. The kids started reading the stones and found one man that died just last month who was 102 years old. Some of the kids found men that had their same name and wives who shared Sarah's name. The feeling there was not of sadness at all but of reverence and respect and a sense of happiness for all those wonderful men and the massive sacrifice that they have made for each and everyone of us. If I had to guess there were at least 6 hundred people there who came to help. Many were from the air force and the navy. Both of which have bases here. The kids only complained about how hot it was but they did very good and I hope that we made an impression on there minds. Aaron has always been fascinated by war, guns, military men and such so this was actually an exciting experience for him.
I am a very busy mother of 7 wonderful children. So my life is never dull. We are quite the zoo I am realizing but who doesn't love the zoo right? This blog has become my journal so you will see the good along with the ugly but thats our life.