While we as Christians acknowledge that our citizenship is in heaven, we can and do appreciate also being Americans and the sacrifices that the men and women have made that allow us to be free Americans.
Veteran’s Day is coming up and we wanted to feature Tanya Jones, who is not only a veteran herself, but is married to an active corpsmen, and her oldest son is in the Reserves. She and her husband are on the leadership board for our church’s scouting troop, Trail Life, and she is such a sweet friend of ours.
Tanya shared her personal story including the highs and lows of not only being a corpsman, but being married to an active duty corpsman. She also had some great words of encouragement for families who may be without a parent because they are serving our country.
She emphasized the great need for community and being plugged into a Bible-teaching church wherever you may find yourself living. No matter where you are as a mom, these things are a must! God has built us for relationships and community.
When we asked Tanya how we can best recognize our service men and women, she explained that they don't expect anything for what they are doing. They willingly have signed up to protect our country and our freedoms. If you see a service man or woman, a simple "Thank you" is sufficient.
We are so thankful that we still live in a free country, and we humbly ask God to have mercy on us. Continue to teach your children the true and wonderful history of our land.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”-Ronald Reagan
Let freedom reign!
Rachel + Stacy