Happy Memorial Day Eve

To preface, I should mention that I do understand that the holiday we celebrate tomorrow is not all about grilling out and the opening of swimming pools.

It’s not about backyard parties with lots of food, nearly all of it bad for you but oh so tasty.

It’s about those in the military who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could have the freedoms like grilling out, having the day off from work, and especially the freedom to speak our minds freely and choose the people we want to represent us in our government.

That said, it is nice to have a 3-day weekend.

I did a break from my usual norm and visited The Church at Harpeth Heights, one of the newest regional campuses of Brentwood Baptist Church. I followed it up with a pilgrimage to one of my favorite places, McKay Used Books. It’s still Nerd-vana to me with all the massive amounts of movies, music, and books.

I capped it all off with by checking out a Cajun place called Voodoo Gumbo. It was good, but not great. I think next time I’ll try one of their Po’ Boys.

I’m trying this year to not take freedom for granted. I don’t want to take the gift of life for granted. I want to honor those who laid down their lives for me so that I could have freedom. I want to live in such a way that shows that their sacrifice was not in vain.

So happy Memorial Day tomorrow, especially to all those who have served in the armed forces. Thank you for all that you do.

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