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Sarah Mae has a past that would be her present if it weren’t for Jesus. A blogger, author, and co-author of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, she’s currently writing The Complicated Heart, a book for broken-hearted lovers of Jesus. Learn more at @thecomplicatedheart on Instagram or...

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  1. that’s some beauty in uniform … reminding me of my sweet Daddy … often gone to WAR … ever present at home & yes now he too is present with the FATHER and forever held close my heart.

  2. This is beautiful. Today I am reminded of kind of the same thing. My father survived the Vietnam war and now he is battling with cancer. But I am so thankful for providence today because God chose my dad to be my earthly father. And I could not have asked for a better father.

  3. My grandfather also served in New Guinea. He too is gone from this world now. And as was yours to you, my grandfather was my best friend as a little girl growing up on his farm–till cancer and chemo wracked his once strong frame. I miss him dearly and wish my children could have known him. They will in good time… I only wish it were a little sooner. Thanks for the post.

  4. Thank you for sharing, Sarah Mae. (((HUGS))) Let those tear fall freely and snuggle into the arms of Jesus.

    Deb Weaver
    thewordweaver.com

  5. I have a brother-in -law that served in the Vietnam war and two nephews, both were pilots. One flying jets on and off the ships and the other fighter planes and helicopters in Desert Storm war. We thank God they all came home. Even though one is permanently disabled due to his plane crash and now lives in pain daily. we certainly honor our veterans and thank them for their service to our country! ~ Betty

  6. i am so sorry Sarah Mae.
    my grandfather also made it thru the war but alas, died of cancer soon after he came home. i have his pic on my blog today.

  7. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing this! We’re surrounded by military bases here, and there are so many stories of love and sacrifice – and hope.

  8. Sarah,

    Thank you for yet another reminder of what this holiday is all about. While it is the start of the summer season, another day away from work–It is marked to remember those who gave their all for us so we could enjoy all this freedom! Just like Jesus did some 2000+ years ago!

    Thanks

  9. Such a beautiful post Sarah Mae. This is a wonderful way for us to remember our loved ones and share the burden of those who are hurting. I, too, understand loss and I’m praying for you and for the others who have lost their loved ones.

  10. God Bless all the men & women who gave their lives for this country…God Bless all the families who gave their loved ones for this country…God Bless America!