This Thanksgiving as we sit down to the dinner table and fight over who is getting the turkey leg or the last roll; let us not forget the men and women in military who not able to be with their families this holiday.
It is because of the sacrifice that they and their families make on a daily bases we can enjoy that pumpkin pie. If it were not for those who are currently serving and those who have served we not enjoy the liberties we have.
So as you sit down to dinner this Thanksgiving Holiday and enjoy the stuffing your grandma made, take a moment out to read this poem by Autumn Parker and remember those who have our backs.
“My Daddy’s Got Your Back”
I am a small and precious child, my dads been sent to fight..
The only place I’ll see his face, is in my dreams at night.
He will be gone too many days for my young mind to keep track.
I may be sad, but I am proud. My daddy’s got your back..
I am a caring mother. My son has gone to war..
My mind is filled with worries that I have never known before.
Everyday I try to keep my thoughts from turning black.
I may be scared, but I am proud…My son has got your back..
I am a strong and loving wife, with a husband soon to go.
There are times I’m terrified in a way most never know.
I bite my lip, and force a smile as I watch my husband pack..
My heart may break, but I am proud…My husbands got your back..
I am a soldier…Serving Proudly, standing tall.
I fight for freedom, yours and mine by answering this call.
I do my job while knowing, the thanks it sometimes lacks.
Say a prayer that I’ll come home. It’s me whose got your back.
Please keep all those who have our backs in your thoughts.