Ya’ll know I am crazy about the St. Louis Cardinals and how I love our military families. My family has quite a history of service in the U. S. military, all branches represented except the Coast Guard, including my husband and our oldest son.
I was blessed by and honored to spend a few moments with some military women yesterday. When I returned home, I was blessed by another heartwarming story last night. I found out my favorite ball team with my favorite pitcher starting had started the game with a military wife and her children throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Boy did she get a sweet surprise. A reunion with her man. They went on the beat the Cubbies. Extra sweetness 🙂
I know we see these stories quite often these days but they always make me cry.Leslie Rightnowar’s ceremonial first pitch wasn’t exactly in the strike zone, but what happened afterwards was the biggest of home runs. Leslie’s husband, Sr. Chief Dawan Rightnowar, a 23 year Navy veteran has been deployed to Pakistan for 7 months.With their eldest son gone on his first Naval deployment, and Leslie at home with their younger 2 children, the Rightnowars deserved a little something special. So given a brief leave, Dawan decided to surprise his family at a Cardinals game. We think it’s safe to say that the pictures speak for themselves.
I am always thankful for any positive awareness brought to our courageous soldiers and their families. They willingly pay a high price for you and I’s freedoms. Most Americans have no idea just how priceless of a gift our military and veterans give/have given us. Freedom is free.