But, while we are making our lists, and checking them twice, while we arrange our nativity scenes, attend Christmas parties, and sing Christmas carols; let us also take time to remember all those who will not be with their families this Christmas. Let us remember all our military, and their families, and loved ones. Those selfless men and women who have left everything and everyone that they know and love, to serve, to fight, and to sacrifice their very lives, so we are free to celebrate this Christmas Season.
Many of our soldiers will not be home for Christmas. They will not smell cookies baking, or hear the carols being sung. They won’t be able to put their little ones to bed on Christmas Eve with visions of sugarplums, and Santa Clause dancing in their heads. They won’t hear the squeals of delight, far too early on Christmas morning, nor see the amazement in their children’s eyes as they open their gifts. They won’t feel a spouse’s embrace, or a mother’s pesky kisses. No, for many of our soldiers Christmas will be much different.
Throughout this Christmas Season, I will be using my Blog as a tool to honor those in our military who have answered the call to action, by sharing very special Christmas videos I have found. My feeble words are not enough. The words and the pictures of the Christmas songs I discovered carry more power than I could ever hope to achieve with mere words alone. So, as my Christmas present to you and yours, and to all of our brave men and women, as well as their loved ones, I give to you: “A Soldier’s Silent Night.”