Lovely Yellow Ribbons

Yellow ribbons give me a wide range of emotions.
I'm proud 
because I know it represents a hero fighting for our country.
I feel pain 
for the things that soldier may be going through.
I smile 
because all who walk by it will remember our soldiers.
I'm sad 
because I know whoever put that ribbon up was left behind.
I'm grateful
for the sacrifice of every family who sent their loved one away.
I'm angry
that it has to be me.
I'm happy 
because it reminds me I'm not alone in this.

 Each one of those emotions swept through me as I stopped
to take pictures of these yellow ribbons around campus today.
These bright yellow ribbons are all over my school right now
and I'm so glad because it reminds me of my husband and that
there are others just like him, and just like me too.

I miss you husband!


  1. So teary eyed, I can't stand it. :( Thinking about you and all the wives waiting for their husbands. tough ladies!

  2. Wow...this is so sweet. Made my eyes tear up. Thank you and your hubby for all that y'all do!

  3. I can't believe that soon I'll be putting one of those yellow ribbons up. Makes my heart sink. Every emotion you feel, I feel too. You're not alone in your thoughts hun!

  4. Wow- powerful. Amazing post - you and your husband are amazing. Just found your blog because you left THE kindest comment on my blog - I so appreciated that. You're darling. xoxo

  5. this was a truly beautiful post. Thank you for putting it up and letting us have a little glimpse into your world. xx

  6. i love this! oh, and i decided to keep my help a mutha blog, just won't be advertising it. :)

  7. This post is beautiful. The winter fog alludes to a very serene and peaceful moment you must have had. Keep strong, you're a wonderful person!

  8. You're an amazing writer. Stay strong and put your hope and trust in the Lord. He will continue to hold you in his loving arms. You're such a beautiful person! xo

  9. Hey girl,
    just want to let you know I passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to you!
    Thanks for being so supportive!

    check out my blog post for the award info :)

  10. not sure if you got my message back on the lens. :( I was slow in responding on accident, ugh! It's a 55mm :)

  11. Wonderful post. I've been following you for a while.
    I chose you for the Versatile Blog Award, which basically means I think your blog is fun to read and you can pass it along if you wish!

  12. I love this post. I have all of those feelings too, especially when my hubby's gone.

    Thanks :).

  13. Truly beautiful. Words and photos.

    <3, New Follower