Whether we choose to admit it or not, we tend to be very forgetful about our military. We forget about the thousands of men and women fighting for our freedom. They give up so much, family, safe and warm homes, friends, their daily lives, and sometimes even their lives for us. They deserve so much more then what our country has given them. They deserve to be recognized.
I believe that God gave me this passion for a reason. I do not know why at this exact moment however I am praying that God will reveal it soon. I want to do something to help. I have a very strong passion for veterans and even service members with PTSD. I want to help make an impact in these men and women’s lives. I want to help stop the awful statics of 22 veterans committing suicide a day. I want to do something to help.
You want to know why I have such a strong passion for the military (besides what I said above)? It is because these men and women are some of the most selfless people you will meet. Don’t get me wrong missionaries, adoptive families, foster families, and really any one else who follows where God calls them are selfless but that’s not what I’m focusing on. I am focusing on the men and women who are laying down their lives for you and me. They are doing it so we can have a better tomorrow. They are doing it so we can have another day of freedom.
We take freedom for granted. Americans are selfish. This is a very known fact. We take everything for granted and think things should just be handed to us – well at least some do. We never stop for a moment to smile at anyone anymore. We are so busy with our lives that we forget about those around us. We are too busy to thank the veteran next door. We are too busy to send letters to men and women who are serving overseas. We take their sacrifices for granted. We are acting like their deaths mean nothing.
I don’t want to take their sacrifices for granted anymore. I want them to know that I appreciate their service. I want to see people working hard to help soldiers with PTSD. I want these men and women to know that their sacrifices are not going to waste. I want them to know that there are still people – civilians – out there that appreciate them more than they could ever know.
I will be perfectly honest with y’all. My strong passion for our military is only something that I recently started having. I think it all went back to last year when I did a project in school. We had to design an art grant project. I don’t know how I came up with the idea but God laid it on my heart to do my project about veterans with PTSD. I designed a mock art therapy to help them. This is when I first really started being on fire for our military. I grew up in a very conservative home so I’ve always supported our military but not like this.
Y’all, our military is so amazing. Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not. We should be thanking God that we have such a strong military. We live in an amazing country. Sure we definitely have our problems but we still live in a free country where we can serve God freely. We should be thanking God everyday for our country and our military. We should be praying for our leaders – even the liberals, y’all (especially them) – and our military.
I am going to close like this, I support our military because they are sacrificing everything for me and my freedom. I support them because they need as much support as they can get. I support them because they and their families are some of the selfless people you will meet. I will forever support our military. There is nothing you can do to convince me to change my opinion.