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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thank You, Soldiers!

Awakenings honors our soldiers, past, present and future...without them, America would not be the America as we know it today. Next time you see a soldier, shake his/her hand and express how much you appreciate the services performed and sacrifices endured by each and every one. They are the life's blood of American freedom!

Honor, respect and support the
United States of America military! 


Walk among the Wild Flowers
A soldier’s life far from home is a lonely life in the sense of family ties and times. It encompasses dreams of one day returning to the life and loved ones left behind.
My journey home was a walk alone
A knapsack upon my back—
My only companion
Days were long and nights were cold
Tattered clothes, laceless boots—
My wardrobe companion
Memories kept my will alive
Belief in my only rightful love—
My true companion
Plans remained deep-rooted in my mind
Clear visions of future anticipations—
My crystal companion
Darkness succumbed to daylight
Dawn of a new day for me—
My faithful companion
Wounds were deep, blood visible
Faith in a better tomorrow—
My healing companion
Desire to live and see you again subsisted
Hope to walk among the wild flowers—
My constant companion

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Sharla Lee Shults