Showing posts from November, 2014

A Day of Thanksgiving and My List of Thanks

© Barbara V. Evers, All rights reserved. If these turkeys understood Thanksgiving dinner, they would be thankful to not be the guest of honor this week. I was thankful to see them parade through my backyard last summer and hope they still thrive in the woods nearby. I'm thankful for turkey sitings, and today I want to share, in no particular order, other things I'm thankful for. So here goes: God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit My husband who puts up with me and encourages me in my interests My children and grandchildren Wonderful uncles, aunts, and cousins My husband's parents and brothers Giggles and laughter The time I spent with my mother before she left this world Other family members, even if I don't see some of you for many years My sister, Lisa, and all the hard work she's done for our family The ability to stay in touch with family and friends through various forms of technology New friends Giraffes and the Giraffe Conservation Foun

The Scars of Battle: A Tribute to Veterans

Today, we celebrate Veteran's Day. Ask me any time throughout the year, for as long as I can remember, and I could tell you Veteran's Day is November 11.  Why do I know this?  Because my birthday is November 12.  As a child, all of my birthday cards came a day late since most people didn't realize the mail wouldn't run on November 11. My father and both of my grandfathers were veterans.  Dad in WWII and my grandfathers in WWI.  Life in our family didn't center around these events in history, but we had reminders.  The article below explores my thoughts on my father's injuries from the war.  I hope you are blessed by it and thank a veteran as you go throughout your life.  We might remember them today, but we should acknowledge their sacrifices every day. Blessed Legs I thought all men’s legs looked like that—harsh crevices outlining the muscles, puckering around the edges. Long gashes ran down his thighs, the shape of a huge eye to my youthful imag