Saturday, May 26, 2018

Honoring My Son, My Hero on this Memorial Day

Card, Memorial Day, Hero, Son

Today's post will be different from every other post through out the year as you will see.  Each year I create a Memorial Day Card for my son 1LT David T. Wright II.  The card you see above is my creation this year.  The picture you see below is My Son and My Hero.  Being a Gold Star Mom is an honor, in that your child believed strongly enough to sacrifice their own life to keep us free.  But trust me when I tell you this is a title no mother should ever have to carry.  That being said, I've made it my mission in life to make sure that our only child will never be forgotten and that his sacrifice was not in vain.


Like most parents I can talk about my son endlessly, but today I'll share just a little.  David was a stellar athlete and attended the University of Oklahoma on a Track Scholarship as a Hurdler.  I chronicled all of his athletic adventures beginning in High School through an annual Scrapbook.  He absolutely loved receiving them as one of his Christmas presents each year and treasured them.  He would actually save all types of important memorabilia throughout the year and give them to me to incorporate into his upcoming scrapbook.

When David graduated from college and entered the Army the scrapbooking continued just switching from his athletic career to his military career.  Grieve is a crippling emotion and it took me seven years to find my way back to paper crafting.  This last year has been an unbelievable journey for me both in mind and spirit, as I've started my business and watched it grow.  My Hero has been in my ear, cheering me on and reminding me "Mom, I did this so you and everyone I love can be free to shine your light, be who you are and do what you love."  I remember this every time I enter my craft room and David watches over me from a wall I have dedicated to him.  So, in short my Son is my Hero for many reasons as you can imagine and inspiring me to craft on is one of them.

The card above was actually created during my Craftin Till the Cows Come Home Facebook Live last week and if you would like to learn how I created it you can CLICK HERE for the video.

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Michele Wright
Michele Wright

Hi Guys, Michele here, thanks for visiting The Cow Whisperer’s Creative Cards. I hope I have not only inspired you to create, but also reminded you to take time to do what makes your soul HAPPY. Happy Crafting!!!

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful card to honor your precious son. Thank you for sharing your story as it is an inspiration to everyone. Sounds like the perfect son and one to always honor. Thank you David for your service and sacrifice to our country. I will especially remember him on Monday. And thank you for raising such an outstanding son. You are loved.

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  2. Your ability to share with us is amazing to me! You're absolutely right; no mother should have to live with the honor of being a Gold Star Mother, but you honor David in all you do, every day. I thank David for his service and sacrifice to our country and I thank you and your husband for your sacrifice. I am so glad I found you this year; you feel like a friend I've known for many years! God Bless You!

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    1. Oh Thanks Debra, you've definitely brought a smile to my face this morning :)

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  3. Thank you for sharing! Thanks to your son/family and the many others who sacrificed for all of us. You and your family honor him everyday. We will never forget!!

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    1. Thanks so much, sending hugs your way.

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  4. Your son was a true American hero. Thank you for sharing some of his story with us. Your card is wonderful.

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  5. I don't know what to say but Thank you for an incredible son.

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  6. Thank you for raising such a wonderful son! I am sorry for your loss. My son is an Army veteran and I can't imagine how you feel. Thinking of you ❤🇱🇷

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    1. Thank you Nikkirae and please thank your son for me for his service and both of your sacrifices as well

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  7. What a special tribute to your fallen soldier. I will be thinking of you this Memorial weekend. The loss of your son is a sorrow few will thankfully never know. I’m sorry you had to suffer this huge loss. Thank you for sharing.
    My son is 18 years in USAF and we military parents will be thinking of all of you who have fallen sons and daughters. God bless. ����

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    1. Thank you so much Connie. Please thank your son for his service and his sacrifices as well as yours.

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  8. We thank your Son for his service and ultimate sacrifice. Being a Mom of a 2nd Lt. in the Army it's always at the back of your mind that a moment like this can happen. You sound like an amazing person...you must be to have raised such an amazing Son.

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    1. Oh thank you Laurel, thanks to your son for his service and the sacrifices he and you as parents make as well.

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  9. As the daughter, sister, aunt and wife, (20 years of service), of military veterans, I thank your son for his ultimate sacrifice to insure our freedom. Also thanks to you and your husband for instilling that dedication in him. Prayers for all those who suffered the pain of loss in sacrifice for our country. You and they are not forgotten.

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    1. Debbie thank you very much, that's what it's all about, keeping their memories alive.

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  10. thank you for sharing! What a wonderful tribute to your son! He will be remembered!

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  11. Ohhh Michele!!!!! God bless you this Memorial Day weekend and always! YOUR SON IS AWESOME!!! Thank you for the pure heart of GIVING you instilled in him, and thank you for his ultimate sacrifice on behalf of us all. And your sacrifice. I have taught my children to respect our flag and appreciate the freedom afforded to us by so many. I am a Gold Star daughter. My daddy has been MIA since 1967. ❤️❤️❤️ Remembering our brave soldiers with you today and every day!

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    1. Thank you Joanne and bless your heart as well.

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  12. Michele- I just sent you an email, Gold Star Mom to Gold Star Mom. Our boys and you. & I have so many things in common.

    I love, love, love this card, especially the embossing- just makes the star pop!

    Sending hugs to you and your family this Memorial Day, but truly, every day is Memorial Day for us!

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    1. God has his ways of putting people together without a doubt

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  13. Just joined your site because of your cute cow behind the barn door (!) and I'm so glad it was in time to read about your son, it really brings to my heart the real meaning of Memorial Day. A day of remembrance for your son and all fallen heroes. We lost my stepson at 33 to Type I diabetes 16 years ago. Thanks, too, for your card! I make cards for the Honor Flight, so maybe I can CASE your card for some of those! Sending prayers and virtual hugs to you today!!

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    1. Thank you Terri and what a wonderful thing making cards for the Honor Flight. Please feel free to CASE away. Hugs

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  14. Thanks to your Son, David and to your family for the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. You most definitely honor him in your life and work. Thank you for reminding us of the opportunities we have because of their willingness to stand up for our freedom.

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    1. Thank you Sheila keeping those memories alive

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  15. Michelle, I just read your loving tribute to your son and I was in tears. My heart goes out to you. My father was a Marine of 31 years, WW2, Korea & Vietnam. I met my husband a few months after he got home from Vietnam. My daughter & son both are Army veterans and now my son, as National Guard, is being deployed for the 3rd time. I come from a long line of military veterans, all the way back to the Revolutionary War but you are special and may God Bless you until you see your son again. I will pray an extra prayer of remembrance for your son on Memorial Day. Thank you for your son's service.

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