Thursday, June 12, 2014

Where Have All The Band-Aids Gone?

This morning, we needed a band-aid. Of course, the box was empty.
If you have kids, you've probably asked yourself,"Where have all the band-aids gone?"
I buy boxes of 100 count band-aids just about every month. Whenever I need one, they are all gone or there are only the round dots remaining. It happened again this morning.
No band-aids for mom's boo-boo.
I have to buy more band-aids!
Is this the same as the missing socks?
When I ask my kids and husband, they claim that they didn't use the last one.
They know that when they use the last band-aid, it is to be added to the list of things we need that is posted on the fridge.
It makes me wonder...
Could there be a band-aid thief out there?
Could the thief be sneaking in when the tooth fairy, Santa, or the Sand man come to visit?
Is the Easter Bunny or Cupid involved? I hope not!
Off I go, driving to the store to purchase another giant box of band-aids.
Missing band-aids. Another of life's unsolved mysteries

Monday, May 26, 2014

Honor and Remember Our Veterans

If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.
written by Major Michael O'Donnell, 1970