Monday, December 13, 2010

Every. Day.

I didn't post about being thankful in November because I am a firm believer in being thankful every day.

Every. Day.

And I'm writing about it today because when a very good person dies, it reminds you to say it out loud.

My husband has already lost two medics on this deployment. SGT James Ayube died on December 8th; PFC Paul Cuzzupe died on August 8th. They were good guys. The kind that, even though you only met them in passing and knew of them from your spouse, make you break your once a year crying rule.

So you cry.

A lot.

And then you are thankful.

For your kids. Even when they drive you absolutely stinking bonkers.

For your spouse/significant other/friends. Because Today We're Not on the Bus.

And for words. Because when a person is gone the words we give them in a conversation...a the bottom of a photo...are the only way we have to remember them.

To be thankful for them.

Every. Day.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about their deaths. It's sad when good people die, even if you didn't know them well.

    We should definitely be thankful.

  2. Sorry to hear of your losses. We should be thankful every day. EVERY day. And especially for memories and words. Without words, how could we express those memories, or sadness, or joy?


  3. So true! Yes, be thankful every day! I'm with you. :)

  4. Their poor families. :(

    Preach it, Deni.

  5. Every day. What a wonderful post. How sad for the families and loved ones of those lost. I'm glad you're able to count your blessings even when things aren't always great.

  6. Beautiful post, Deni. My thoughts go to their families.