Today is Gold Star Mother's Day

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

President Bill Clinton did a good thing when he "declared Gold Star Mother's Day to be celebrated every last Sunday of September in honor of women whose sons and daughters have pledged their lives to securing for all Americans the blessings of liberty." 

Source: https://www.flagandbanner.com/holidays/gold_star_mothers_day_flags_and_gifts.asp

This flag caught my eye yesterday afternoon out in the middle of farmland, far away from where I live, while I was driving to a Celebration of Life gathering for a dear friend, not a Gold Star Mother, but nonetheless, a reminder that life is precious.

 

Today is the last Sunday in September. I will spend the day in remembrance of Gold Star Mothers everywhere whose sons and/or daughters never came back home to resume family life with loved ones. And so, I reflect...

 

A Soldier's life is about self-sacrifice, courage, sweat and blood. Loss, as a result of death is a major life stressor. No matter where the soldier came from or whose mother's heart is broken, it is the risk one takes when they go off to war. There are many mothers who experienced loss without the support of others and were depending on their loved one to return home to help run the farm, take over the family business, or at least come back home. Declaring "Gold Star Mother's Day," was long overdue and something to think about. 

 

Gold Star Mother's everywhere, I honor you. I am thinking of mothers everywhere. The gentle blowing of the American flag is a reminder of "the blessings of liberty," something that should never be taken for granted. A thousand thoughts go through my mind, but one thing stands out to me the most:

Life and war are intertwined. Both are marked with repetition and mourning---Patricia Feager 

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Comments (26)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Thanks for sharing Patricia! Great message here!!!

A Soldier's life is about self-sacrifice, courage, sweat and blood. Loss, as a result of death is a major life stressor. No matter where the soldier came from or whose mother's heart is broken, it is the risk one takes when they go off to war.

Sep 25, 2022 05:54 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Sham Reddy CRS - thank you. It's the least I can do for Gold Star Mothers.

Sep 25, 2022 05:59 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Patricia,
Thanks for a heartfelt post about the sacrifice of mothers who lost a child to war. I can't even imagine the sense of loss.

Sep 25, 2022 05:55 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Carol Williams - reading your comment meant a lot to me. Their grief is like no other and it would be very difficult taking enormous courage too. 

Sep 25, 2022 06:01 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I never knew that there was such a thing as Gold Star Mother's Day, but now I do thanks to your post about it.  I hope that your day will be enjoyable!

Sep 25, 2022 06:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a beautiful post. Mothers of those who died in their service to our country mourn forever. I will be thinking of them as well.

 

Sep 25, 2022 06:31 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Patricia,

I never knew there was a recognition day for mothers of those who died in service. Heartfelt post, like always....thank you....I learned something today.

Sep 25, 2022 08:20 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hello Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Thank you for remembering Gold Star Mother's Day. It's unfortunate the soldier is gone but it is the Mother and family that suffer every day. God Bless all mothers

Sep 25, 2022 09:39 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia it is good to see Gold Star Mothers being honored, but it is an honor all mothers pray they never experience.

Sep 25, 2022 01:41 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - what I learned about war from my grandfather, father, spouse, and multiple nephews is that ironically war creates a sense of brotherhood and that all agree, all blood is the same color. They all depend on each other and know what they are responsible for individually. I also know mothers never hope to be Gold Star Mothers. 

Sep 25, 2022 03:06 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Doug Dawes - My deepest respect goes to Gold Star Mothers. Their bleeding hearts always raise awareness. The whole family needs consoling. It is hard to believe it took so long for a standing president to declare a day set aside, as today to honor and remember them. Unfortunately, so many people don't even know and I haven't heard anyone on the Media or in government talk about it. So sad...

Sep 25, 2022 03:12 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - it is a heartfelt topic and a day to remember our Gold Star Mothers. I am sad so many people were unaware. Thank you for your comment. You are a mother with big shoulders. 

Sep 25, 2022 03:13 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - the loss through separation because of war is painful enough. To loose a son and/or daughter is life changing. I do believe they mourn a lifetime. Gold Star Moms should never be forgotten. 

Sep 25, 2022 03:19 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - Now you know. I hope you never forget. Pining of a broken heart never mends. So many mothers suffer and go unnoticed. 

Sep 25, 2022 03:21 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I can't even imagine losing my boys to a war.  Thank you for your touching tribute.

Sep 25, 2022 03:57 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ray Henson - it is unthinkable. Your boys are young. Hug them. Love them. Teach them well. They are the next generation and will always need your loving support. 

Sep 25, 2022 04:00 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I happen to know a Gold Star Mother.  I will reach out to her today.  I also know a Gold Star wife, who lost her husband during the Vietnam War.

Sep 25, 2022 05:22 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Patricia, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Sep 25, 2022 05:23 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - I wish I could give you a FEATURE for best and most meaningful comment today. I do hope you get to talk to your Gold Star Mothers. They are very special women.

Thank you for the FEATURE in Photos Group. I really liked this photo too and spent some time admiring the flag and the farm. So many thoughts were swirling in my head.

Sep 25, 2022 05:56 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for spreading the word and love my friend Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Sep 25, 2022 08:00 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Patricia.

Thanks for your reminder.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Sep 26, 2022 05:25 AM