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

Friday, May 25, 2012


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 ensure the freedom of the Iraqi people.

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 a list comes out of 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.

The painting is done by Kaziah Hancock, a well known artist who paints these works of art of our true American heroes that have given all.....for free.
If you, or someone you know has lost a son or daughter in combat, you can contact Kaziah at Project Compassion

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.


ellen b. said...

Born the same year as our oldest son...

V said...

My nephew who was born in 2005, was named after this incredible man. I am proud that I attended high school with him for one year. We were all proud of him.

Mary Michael said...

I had the privilege to know this extraordinary young man and part of his family. They are all wonderful people and they miss him every minute. Thank you Clint.