I write these words with a heavy heart for the people of our Great Country, the United States of America……

My Thoughts ~ I write these words with a heavy heart for the people of our Great Country, the United States of America.  Maybe you agree, maybe you disagree, maybe my words will make you think a little differently ~ these are my thoughts:

So much negativity and drama going on around us in this World and within our own Country.  It deeply saddens me, upsets me and disappoints me in many ways but yet I cannot live my Life with negativity and hatred, I cannot live in fear and I just cannot let it consume me.  Yet, it saddens me greatly at how it is affecting so many who don’t realize it and who thrive on the negativity and continue to push segregation from within……we are ALL Human Beings none of us is better than the other!!

I wish more people could learn to agree to disagree and yet still get along.  What has happened in the PAST is in the Past and there’s nothing anyone can do to change it, it’s our History.  You have to learn from it and move forward and attempt to make things better for yourself and those around you!!  Dwelling on the negatives of yesterday eats at your soul and draws more negative energy rather than producing positives.  Destroying parts of History and Separating ourselves from within is such a sad negative.

I completely agree that we ALL have the right to Freedom of Speech but yet when it comes to Patriotism and Respect I feel it trumps it.  There’s a time and a place for it, a positive and constructive way to do it……I would never sit down in a Court of Law when asked to rise as the judge enters, I would never stay sitting down while others stand for the Canadian Anthem or any other Country out of respect let alone my OWN County!!! Out of knowing and understanding a small fraction of our History, the Sacrifices and the Meanings behind why these have been traditions for so long, for knowing that many have made and still DO make sacrifices and that so many have and still are giving the ultimate sacrifice every day.  These Sacrifices allow us to continue to have our Freedoms, the Freedoms in which we still have today that many others around the World do not.

We ALL have a Heart, we ALL Bleed Red.  Our ethnicity, our skin color, our religious beliefs, what our ancestors did, what our parents did, what we ourselves have done in the past and who we voted for or support shouldn’t matter.  We are ALL the same on the inside.  We need to learn to get along just as we teach our kids to do with their siblings and others at school, as we even teach our dogs to get along with other dogs and cats…..why should we accept anything less from ourselves?!?!  SHAME on us all for allowing this to happen!!

In the end, in the final end we ALL die the same….our Hearts stop beating and we go cold….we go cold as our souls leave our bodies…..how does this NOT prove that we are all the same, that we are indeed equals?!?!  Stop punishing each other because of our differences and because of what happened years ago….

We should be Uniting and becoming stronger as a Nation instead of this pissing match of who’s better than whom or who’s ancestors had it worse so therefore deserve more and so on……  We are ALL human beings, we are all equals and if we started acting like equals instead of dividing ourselves like grade schoolers afraid of getting “Cooties” from the other girls or boys we would become a much stronger and happier America once again. UNITED States of America needs to stay “United”.

If you were in a car crash right in front of me and you needed help I would NOT sit idle by and just watch because YOU were of a different color or because you supported a different candidate or because you had different religious beliefs or because you were a person who Serves & Protects or even because you were a prison inmate on a transport bus who may have murdered someone!!  I would rush to your side and still help you as best I could no matter what because I have a heart, just like you do!!!  I believe we are ALL equals and deserve to be treated with Kindness, Compassion & Love no matter what the circumstances just as so many Men & Women of our Great Country do every single day in many varying capacities!!!  We don’t have to be born here, we don’t have to have the same religious or political beliefs, we don’t have to have the same skin color or same ancestry DNA to be an American, that’s what makes this Country so Great!

I am NOT writing this to start a debate or go back and forth with anyone…..this is NOT intended to start ANY arguments about different beliefs and ways of thinking.  This is MY Freedom of Speech and my thought as of late.  So Please, out of respect if you wish to leave a negative comment, wish to debate or if I simply pissed you off and you want to let me know it…..Please DON’T do it on here.  Yes, you too have Freedom of Speech rights, I’m simply requesting you address your grievances with me directly and elsewhere. Thank You….     Thanks for Reading my Thoughts……Robin Robinson ~ a Proud American Military Mom 8-23-17

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Remembering our Fallen Soldiers this Memorial Day 2017

The True meaning behind Memorial Day is to remember our “Fallen Soldiers”……this brings tears to my eyes but joy to my heart as these Soldiers are here at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center having beers with their Fallen Brothers from the Iraqi War……

I did not want to bother them but felt I needed to capture the moment as this is just one small way to remember and honour their Brothers in Arms…….USMC

There are numerous tributes to our fallen Soilders of every Branch that will NEVER be enough compared to their Ultimate Sacrifice but it is OUR duty as United States Citizens to Remember Them, Honor Them & to Teach our Youth about Them and their Sacrifices……Gone But NOT Forgotten!!!

I know that as a mother of 3 ….Navy, Air Force & a Marine I get choked up during the National Anthem and anything Military related!!  I was lucky enough to have my Father return home from Vietnam but many others did not make it.  THANK YOU to all of the Men & Women whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice!! God Bless You and May You Rest In Peace…….Thanks for Reading my Thoughts……….Robin Robinson

THANK YOU, to the countless men and women of our Armed Forces

I stand behind our Men & Women, Past & Present and am Grateful for them and their Sacrifices…..  They sign on the dotted line knowing that they may be called upon at any time to put their lives on the line.

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The least we can do is Stand Behind Them, Stand Up for them and Honor Them!!!  Regardless of political views or beliefs part of “our” duty as Americans is to Honor Them!!  Thank You for your service!!  I am Proud to be an American and Proud of ALL the men and women whom have or are serving our great Country!!!  Thanks for Reading my Thoughts…….Robin Robinson

Having a Child in College vs Military, there is a difference…from a mom of both

Having a Child in College vs Military from a mom of both………

Many people do NOT think about the difference on families of kids in College vs Military…often people assume they are the same…often people have never taken the time to think about the differences…often people assume one is better than the other…often people take the simple things for granted…often people say hurtful things in comparing one to the other but may not realize it…often people feel hurt by what others say because those saying it do not understand that there is a HUGE difference between the two…often people do not realize at how their comments may offend another greatly and be taken personally towards their child and family regardless of their choice, College or Military. I myself did not realize the differences and had never even thought about it until I went through both. I am trying NOT to offend anyone but rather inform anyone whom may not have thought about some of the similarities vs differences in hopes to help spare anyone’s feelings in the future. This is just my opinion and how I see it as a Mom.
When a kid goes off to College and leaves the nest it is sad, tough and sometimes hard to accept but yet you are proud and happy for them to be going out on their own and to be working toward a degree. You worry and wonder how they are doing and wonder what they are not telling you about. However, you can call and talk to them everyday….you can text back and forth any time of day…..you can go visit them and get a hug anytime you want….you can have them home for the Holidays and as often as they want……you can tell them about the funny things or call just to hear their voice, YOU have access to your child 24 hours a day!!!

When a kid goes off and into the Military and leaves the nest it is again sad, tough and sometimes hard to accept but yet you are proud and happy for them to be going out on their own and that they have chosen to Serve their Country, they have signed on the dotted line that is equivalent to them writing a blank check of up to and including their lives. You worry and wonder throughout Bootcamp how they are doing and wonder if they are being completely honest on how they’re doing…..if and when you hear from them as typically weeks go by and then you receive a handwritten letter that they might be able to write once a week with the possibility of a quick call if you are lucky but typically only if they need information from you so it’s short and to the point if and when they call. AFTER Bootcamp they head off to Schooling where they have their phones once again and you can call and talk to them everyday if they are not out in the field, you can text back and forth anytime of day if they are not on Watch Duty after class, you may get them home for the Holidays and at any time if they are granted leave, you can tell them about the funny things or call just to hear their voice except when they are Deployed and far away, YOU have limited access to your child that varies greatly throughout the year.

There is a difference between the two and they should all be respected for their choices. PLEASE be kind in your words, respect the choices that have been made and try to be understanding of what others may be going through regardless wether it’s College or Military…..Heartache, Love, Pride & Worries are felt for both.

Sincerely and Thanks for Reading my Thoughts, Robin Robinson 

Sailor Son Selfie to Mom

When your Sailor son whom hates pictures decides to send his momma a pic…..he was at airport waiting to board to surprise everyone back home and to visit friends at school as this would have been his Senior Year in High School but instead he’s already a Sailor in the United States Navy and about to go abroad and out to sea to help Defend our Great Country!!….at least I can tell his shoes are shiny and that he’s using his A School laptop bag!!!😉 So proud of this kid as he made the decision to Graduate from High School 1 1/2yrs early so he could start his life and join the Navy. This has all been achieved before the start of what would have been his Senior Year!! He went to Public School 1/2 time (they didn’t believe in him or agree with his decision), homeschooled  the rest of the time and on weekends, holidays and through the summer. He also interned at a Company and worked part time on a ranch but because this is what he wanted he succeeded and flourished in ALL of his schooling!! This is how school should be as what were crappy grades turned into A’s & B’s!! ALL things are possible if you believe in what you are doing and if you are supported!!! Thanks for reading my thoughts…..Robin Robinson

Enough is Enough, leave the American Flag out of it……..

Enough is Enough America…..leave the United States Flag out of your issues, your beliefs, etc!! It does NOT matter what race you are, what political views you have, what your social status is, who you want for President or even if you are a born citizen or chose to become a United States Citizen…Leave the American Flag out of it!!

The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identity and national pride. Stars are a symbol of the heavens and the goals to which humankind aspires; stripes are symbolic of rays of light from the sun. Thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that declared independence from England; fifty stars symbolize the current 50 United States. White signifies purity and innocence, red signifies valor and bravery; and blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice.Disrespecting Our American Flag and what it stands for, the sacrifices that have and will still be shed for it is the same as spitting in the face of my Sons, of every Military Personnel, of every Police Office or Firefighter……….we are ALL entitled to our own opinions, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression but Disrespecting the American Flag crosses the line.

ANY True American should be ashamed of the men and women whom disrespect our Great Country, whom disrespect our Men & Women past and present whom Serve this Great County, whom disrespect the American Flag and what it stands for despite what their Political Beliefs are or whom they want for President!!
I for One care about my Boys, care for their safety but am extremely Proud of their Choice to Protect & Serve our Great Country, the United States of America…this means that they and many others may die so that YOU and I can have and keep our Freedoms!! I am NOT ashamed of them, I am ashamed of those that do and encourage others to disrespect and desecrate the American Flag!! 

Enough is Enough my fellow Americans…it is up to “We The People” to fix what is happening and disrespecting and desecrating the United States Flag is NOT going to do anything but cause even more problems amongst ourselves!! I do NOT wish to debate anyone, I am just voicing my opinion as an American, as a Military mom, as a concerned Citizen. Thanks for reading my thoughts……….Robin Robinson

Enough is Enough, leave the American Flag out of it……..

Enough is Enough America…..leave the United States Flag out of your issues, your beliefs, etc!! It does NOT matter what race you are, what political views you have, what your social status is, who you want for President or even if you are a born citizen or chose to become a United States Citizen…Leave the American Flag out of it!!

The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identity and national pride. Stars are a symbol of the heavens and the goals to which humankind aspires; stripes are symbolic of rays of light from the sun. Thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that declared independence from England; fifty stars symbolize the current 50 United States. White signifies purity and innocence, red signifies valor and bravery; and blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice.Disrespecting Our American Flag and what it stands for, the sacrifices that have and will still be shed for it is the same as spitting in the face of my Sons, of every Military Personnel, of every Police Office or Firefighter……….we are ALL entitled to our own opinions, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression but Disrespecting the American Flag crosses the line.

ANY True American should be ashamed of the men and women whom disrespect our Great Country, whom disrespect our Men & Women past and present whom Serve this Great County, whom disrespect the American Flag and what it stands for despite what their Political Beliefs are or whom they want for President!!
I for One care about my Boys, care for their safety but am extremely Proud of their Choice to Protect & Serve our Great Country, the United States of America…this means that they and many others may die so that YOU and I can have and keep our Freedoms!! I am NOT ashamed of them, I am ashamed of those that do and encourage others to disrespect and desecrate the American Flag!! 

Enough is Enough my fellow Americans…it is up to “We The People” to fix what is happening and disrespecting and desecrating the United States Flag is NOT going to do anything but cause even more problems amongst ourselves!! I do NOT wish to debate anyone, I am just voicing my opinion as an American, as a Military mom, as a concerned Citizen. Thanks for reading my thoughts……….Robin Robinson