My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Look at this man.

Look into his eyes. Look closely. Notice the expression on his face. Note the way he wears his uniform.

Look again. Can you imagine what he may have been thinking when this picture was taken?

What do you think his plans for his life are?

Look at him again. Look at the set of his jaw, the shape of his ears.

Would you like to shake his hand?

What do you imagine you would say to him?

What would he say to you?

Look at this man.

"This painting is of Clint Gertson, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country, and to help insure the freedom of the Iraqi people. This painting is done by Kaziah Hancock, a well known artist who paints these works of art of our true American hero's who have given all.....for free.

My wife and myself considered ourselves honored and privileged to know Clint's wonderful parents, Susan and Gayle Gertson of Eagle Lake, Texas, for they too have made a great sacrifice...

If you, or someone you know has lost a son or daughter in combat, you can contact Kaziah at Project Compassion by using this, or the above link.....

Kaziah, may God Bless you and your staff for the wonderful work you have, and are, doing for these families that have given so much for their Country......"

Look again at this man.

Can you tell him thank you? For all the things he saw....and all the things he didn't live to see?

Every week Subvet posts the names and ages of our soldiers that have fallen.

It's a list of names.....every name has a face, just like Clint.

Look at this man. This man died for you.

What have you done today to honor him?

Again, look at this man, remember him, honor his sacrifice.

I am reposting this in honor of Memorial Day Weekend. Mr and Mrs Gertson, again, I thank you for the sacrifice of your son. God Bless.


ABNPOPPA said...

No words can express the feelings one gets when they think of all the brave young men and women who have given their all.

G-d Bless Them

Linda said...

I saw a news show awhile back where they interviewed the artist that does this wonderful paintings to be given to the loved ones of the hero who has passed on. I think it's wonderful that she does them.

Thank you for this post and for helping people to remember that some pay the ultimate sacrifice for us to be a free nation.

nancy said...

Thank you for this post. I hope that people in our nation will stop to think and appreciate those who are still fighting for our freedom. So many folks think back in the distant past as they celebrate Memorial Day. We are seeing these sacrifices now, in the present time and each day is a day to remember those who have fallen and to honor those still in harm's way.

Lori in South Dakota said...

I am wearing my "QOV"--No Soldier Forgotten Button I received from Alycia while I am at the Visitor Center. One of the rangers who works there full time is deployed to Kuwait. I worry about him, and thought about him today as I was using his desk and looking at all the pictures of his family etc hanging in front of me. Reading his awards, looking at him in uniform--all I know is he flies in helicopters. So Dugan--I'm thinking and praying for you!!

Susan said...

Glad you reposted this. It is so well it should be and better be.