A Military Dad deserves our highest respect
A few weeks ago, I sat down to watch my first non-animated movie in months.
If you have kids (chances are you do if you are reading this blog), then you know it is virtually impossible to sit through an entire movie you have been wanting to see for weeks, months, or maybe years.
I don’t have a long list of movies that I really want to see anymore. Life is too crazy with my work, my blog, homework, school, activities, kid’s sports, and trying to spend quality time with “the Mrs.”
For the past year, I have been wanting to see the movie “Lone Survivor.” I had heard from so many that it was a “must see.” I had heard the film was pretty intense, action packed, and would jolt you out of your seat.
A couple of weeks ago, I actually got a window of time to watch it with a friend of mine. The movie didn’t disappoint at all. It left me completely speechless.
The last movie that made me tear up was “Rudy” and that was about 20 years ago. After the movie was over and the credits started to roll; I was speechless, choked up, and found myself unable to comprehend my new found respect for what our men and women in our armed forces go through on a regular basis.
I have always thought very highly of any man or woman in uniform, but seeing this movie took it to a whole new level of appreciation for these dedicated soldiers who sacrifice everything.
When you see a Military Dad in uniform, never forget:
1. They Are Fighting for your Freedom and deserve your respect:
When you see a person in the armed forces make sure you acknowledge and thank them for their service.
2. They are leaving loved ones behind to fight for our country:
Never forget when you lay eyes on someone in uniform, there are several people (and family members) that are constantly missing them.
3. They are putting their own life, health, and well-being on the line for us:
Anyone who puts this much on the line for anyone deserves our respect and gratitude.
Earlier this month, I recieved a heartfelt email from Tonya, who follows the Good Dad Project Community. Check out what she wrote about her husband Aaron, who is only 1 month away from deployment:
As a husband, he’s my best friend and my other half. He’s always there for me.
I’m proud of him because his job can (and does) take him away from the kids and I. His time away from us can be weeks, months, or even a year.
Member of the U.S. Coast Guard
Enlisted for 12 years and still active duty.
Without a doubt, what Tonya wrote about Aaron strikes a heartfelt cord with all of us. Tonya, thanks so much for such a heartfelt email. Aaron, thank you so much for all you do to serve and defend our country!
If you know someone in the Armed Forces, please share this article with them. Give them respect, love, and thanks.
All the Best,