Monday, November 12, 2012

Hug a Vet Today

by Kate Collins

I have to make this short because I’m in the midst of packing for the move to my new home. I’ve had a big setback in that process because a pipe burst in the powder room of my current home, flooding several rooms and the basement beneath. Fortunately, a water restoration crew was able to get to my house fairly quickly and set up giant dehumidifiers and turbo fans in addition to sealing off part of my house (including the kitchen and laundry rooms, sadly).

Needless to say, it’s been a real challenge to continue to pack while putting up with the noise and inconvenience. But then along comes Veterans Day to remind me what’s really important in this world.

I’m fortunate that I have a house to live in, which many of my East coast friends do not. I’m fortunate that I did not lose a son or daughter or even a husband to the war, too.

So instead of bemoaning my current state of bedlam, I’m going to say a big THANK YOU to all of our veterans today and send you virtual hugs. May God bless and watch over you.