30 Days of Thanks, day 11- Veterans

The following post is a lie. I’m telling you it’s untrue ahead of time so I guess we could technically throw it into the fiction category. During the month of November I am trying to be more intentionally grateful by blogging about the first thing I am consciously thankful for each day. The word first is the fictional part. The first thing I was consciously grateful for today was that I have the day off so I could try to get over this cold. I’m very sure that thinking about my own little problems isn’t the purpose of Veteran’s Day so I am choosing to focus on the following rather than my own runny nose:

You can tell a lot about someone by looking at their car. Especially if their car, like mine, is covered with all kinds of statements about who they are. I should probably be getting paid for this moving billboard.

There are four Upward magnets! If Janet hadn’t thought of the very clever “law” that only two magnets per child can be on the car at one time, you wouldn’t be able to tell what color the paint is.







I added to the mess by putting a mini Fathead of Eli Manning on the window. You gotta support the team, right?Even our license plate says something about us. It screams that we are anti-abortion (the term pro-life is a little too general, in my opinion, but I’ll save that for another post).But did you catch the ones that don’t belong to me?We purchased this van from a soldier who lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. The only reason he is with his wife and three children in Virginia and not still in Iraq is that he was wounded in combat and lost one of his legs. My cold seems pretty insignificant. In fact, the reason that I have the freedom to publically complain about my minor annoyances is because he and millions like him have risked everything to defend our nation.

I’m not sure there’s a lot I can say that would even begin to show the gratitude that I owe the men and women who have defended us. All I can do is say that I’m sorry for not being more thankful and letting you know more often.

Today, November 11, I am thankful to the 22.7 million U.S. Veterans and their families.


About Jeff Postlewaite

high school principal since '07, father since '04, teacher since '03, husband since '03, sound tech since '96, UVA fan since '92, gadget junkie since '89, Christian since '88, Giants fan since '84, golfer since '83, brother since '83, human since '81

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