Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Morning Ramble

Good morning everyone and a happy Monday morning to you all. This past weekend has been tremendous. We had family visiting from North Dakota for a very special event at the World War II Memorial on Saturday in Washington DC, that I felt very blessed to be witness to. I will tell you more in my next post.

I also got hugged by a couple of soldiers, one of those moments that will stay with me for a very long time. They were a young man and wife with a baby and were taking each other's photo in front of the column of the place they were from. Each column around the memorial has a State marked on it. I asked them if they would like me to take a photo of the three of them and they were only too happy to give me their camera. We chatted for a while afterwards and I ended up telling them how special they were to me, to our family, at which they both gave me a big hug. Have to say I choked up at the sight of them walking away. Soppy old thing I may be but I just had to capture that moment so that ten years down the road I could look back and remember.

24 comments:

  1. Impetuous gestures mean such a lot. Lovely photo - but even without it you would remember, I'm sure.

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  2. Oh My heart.... I could cry right now just thinking of that, Denise... How sweet.... And God Bless our troops --who do so much to help US.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. I remember this memorial, it's beautiful!So lovely moment there with the family, I think your words make their heart happy.Well...you are so sweet Denise, you have always positive and kind words for all of us, thanks a lot!
    Hugs
    Léia

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  4. Thanks for sharing your heartfelt experience, pictures of the lovely Memorial and family.

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  5. The WWII Memorial is one of my favorite places in DC. Thank you for sharing your special moment with the young military family.

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  6. An endearing story, Denise, I remember perfectly this Memorial.
    Wish you a happy Monday!

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  7. Lovely post, Denise. I don't think I saw this memorial when I visited Washington, DC in 1987. Magnificent!

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  8. A beautiful Memorial Denise. It was very sweet of you to offer to take their photograph - a moment you and they will always remember - they with their picture and you with yours. A x

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  9. Good Morning to you too, Denise :)
    Your lovely post was truly heartwarming. I would love to visit the WWII memorial.
    ☼ Sunny

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  10. That was such a nice moment for you to experience Denise.

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  11. Wonderful story, nice photo. Hope they see it on your blog.

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  12. Nope! You should be proud. With tears flowing down your cheeks, you should be proud. I am and I didn't even get to hug them back.

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  13. I'd like to see every fountain in the world

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  14. Very heart touching my friend.

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  15. What a sweet story of your weekend, I bet you blessed their day too. Great pics of the memorial too.

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  16. Great pictures, great story of your encounter with the soldier.

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  17. You put a tear in my eye. Great shot and story.

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  18. A touching moment, related so well.
    I wish them and all like them, all the best!

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  20. Oh, how touching! We literally owe our lives to our soldiers, don't we? I'm glad you got a picture of them walking away.

    Thank you for visitin my blog! Yours is lovely and I know I'll enjoy getting to know you!

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  21. This is so touching, could not read with out tears in my eyes. I can't wait to see the pictures. I remember your ones in your older posts. Have a nice weekend.

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  22. That final photo is fantastic......says such a lot.

    Gill

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