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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just beyond



Just beyond this photo waves a flag— on sunny days and in the darkest hours of the night, it is there.

Outside the border of every photo.
Along the edges of every memory.
A key I neither fought nor asked for is there for me to use.

I play with my kids, tuck myself into bed cuddled into the arms of my husband.

Today I am acutely aware of how much others have sacrificed so that I can have this life of mine.

I will remember. I will be grateful. I will give thanks. Today and beyond.



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6 Comments:

Blogger ~Ifer said...

stunning in its simplistic beauty.

Thank you for this post.

November 11, 2009 3:24:00 PM PST

 
Blogger Julia said...

Right on Amanda! Beautifully put as always.

November 11, 2009 4:19:00 PM PST

 
OpenID moredayslikethisplease said...

amanda - THIS is perhaps the most stunning photo I've seen of your girls! As a scrapbooker I can just see a beautiful layout in my head! And a beautiful tribute to those that serve!

November 11, 2009 7:12:00 PM PST

 
Blogger BetteJo said...

It IS a beautiful photo and a wonderful post.

November 11, 2009 7:31:00 PM PST

 
Blogger flutter said...

beautiful

November 11, 2009 10:13:00 PM PST

 
Blogger Neil said...

So much said in so little.

November 12, 2009 3:12:00 PM PST

 

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