Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

This morning I was thinking about Memorial Day and what it means. They kept flashing pictures of soldiers from Colorado who have lost their lives. I can't help but being sad for those who have lost their lives fighting. However, I think that we should remember those we've lost but continue to be thankful for everything that we do have as well.

Over the past few days, my husband and I have been in the car for over 16 hours. When you cover vast amounts of this country by car, you realize how amazing and resilient this land and its people can be. We have seen so many different types of landscapes and economies. From the dusty deserts of Nevada to the lush green springtime mountains in Colorado and back to the agricultural plains in the east. While driving across this gorgeous state, I could hardly keep myself from tearing up at the thought of leaving, but I am also really excited for new experiences that lie ahead. The fact that my husband and I have the freedom to choose as we please and move across the country for new opportunities and excitement is something I am incredibly thankful for today... and most every day.

This morning I was in the mood for the Zac Brown Band song "Chicken Fried" so I thought I would share!

Today we're in eastern Colorado, and we're going to watch my husband's grandfather take part in the Memorial Day events. It's a bittersweet time to remember those who we've lost but to be thankful and honor those who have served and are still with us today.

Hoping you have something to be thankful for today!


  1. What a great perspective on it, Ashley! I'm so thankful for so many things. And I love that song (: Happy Memorial Day!

  2. love that song - just saw him in concert!!

  3. You are such a great writer, Ash! I always love the way you put things.

  4. What a wonderful and thoughtful way to reflect on the day, and your current situation. You are a wonderful thinker:)
    ps. Safe travels.

  5. Great post! So does that mean your almost on your way to sunny FL?

  6. I love your post. You are right in the fact that traveling by car we see the resilience of our beautiful nation. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Love, love, love that song by Zac Brown band. "Just as Free" always makes me teary eyed too. Great post, my dear!!

    Hope you and the hubby made it home safe!


  8. Great post Ash! You're so right, the natural beauty of our land is something to be in awe of. It truly is :)