Why We Cry Part 2

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Another reason we cry:
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Why would this video move us to tears?

Soldiers can be seen in many places, our current administration seems to take little care of their well-being, and the media sometimes downplays the importance of our freedom.  Yet when we see a soldier reunited with his family, we cry.  When we see a funeral for a fallen soldier, we show great respect, and we cry.

Is it because we are touched by the father-daughter embrace and
her pitiful voice as she cries that she misses him?

Is it because the older couple who lovingly whisper into each other's ear?

Is it because the dogs are happy to see their master?

Is it because the dad is so moved all he can say is, You rat!" to his son as he tries not to cry?

Is it because the little girl's giggles turn to cries when she runs to her daddy?

Is it because a whole football stadium cheers for the reunion of a soldier and his wife?

Why do we cry?

We cry because
of the sacrifice that men and women give for this country.

We cry because
the children have to be raised in a single parent home for most of the time.

We cry because 
as mothers we can empathize with a mama whose child is not only
gone from her home, but whose life is constantly in danger.

We cry because
separation is never an easy thing with those we love.

We cry because
the children cannot possibly understand
all that is involved in their daddy not being home
every night to tuck them in bed.

We cry because 
of the joy of a reunited family because families were meant to be together.

We cry because
we are proud!

Proud to be an American.
Proud to have such a rich heritage in our country's foundation.
Proud that we still have many freedoms.
Proud of all of the men and women who have sacrificed getting to be with those they love daily
 to fight for future rights and freedoms.

We cry because
sometimes it seems our soldiers are fighting for no reason at all.

We cry because
we are disappointed in how our government treats our soldiers.

We cry because
of the pain and trauma our soldiers experience.

We cry because
we know it is unbelievably hard to remain a Christian in the environment our soldiers live.

We also cry because
America is not as we once knew it.

Is there any hope?

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14

There is hope.

I pray your life is blessed today as we honor our soldiers!

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