Dana Loesch, the thick-skinned and quick-witted radio host and NRA spokeswoman is usually in the news for sparring with gun control advocates and destroying false narratives with cold-hard facts.
Those who are more familiar with Loesch’s work, however, know that she’s a devout Christian with a big, soft heart and that there are few people for whom she has more respect than our men and women in uniform.
So when she and her husband were traveling on their 18th anniversary over the weekend and noticed an older woman who seemed to be distressed and carried a folded flag on their lap throughout the flight, she took to Instagram to share the story of their touching encounter.
“Today my husband and I are celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary. I am grateful for this man. Yesterday we celebrated a dear friend and his new wife as they began their married life,” she began.
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“While on the first flight Friday to get us from Dallas to our destination we noticed that we each had aisle seats and wondered if anyone would be willing to switch with one of us so we could sit together.
“A soft-spoken older woman a grandmother’s age kindly offered. She was traveling alone with only a small black suitcase and an blue, ordinary cloth grocery bag. We thanked her and promised to help her with her luggage after we landed.
As the flight prepared for departure, they couldn’t help she seemed quite somber.
“A flight attendant asked if she needed anything, she shook her head, thanked him,” she explained,
“and reached for something in her grocery bag and removed an unmistakable triangle-folded flag.
“She placed it on her lap, her hands over it, and closed her eyes as the plane sped down the runway and ascended into the sky,” Loesch explains.
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Today my husband and I are celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary. I am grateful for this man. Yesterday we celebrated a dear friend and his new wife as they began their married life. While on the first flight Friday to get us from Dallas to our destination we noticed that we each had aisle seats and wondered if anyone would be willing to switch with one of us so we could sit together. A soft-spoken older woman a grandmother’s age kindly offered. She was traveling alone with only a small black suitcase and an blue, ordinary cloth grocery bag. We thanked her and promised to help her with her luggage after we landed. As the cabin door shut after the last passenger boarded I noticed from the corner of my eye that she seemed upset. A flight attendant asked if she needed anything, she shook her head, thanked him, and reached for something in her grocery bag and removed an unmistakable triangle-folded flag. She placed it on her lap, her hands over it, and closed her eyes as the plane sped down the runway and ascended into the sky. I nudged my husband and gestured to her. She kept that flag on her lap for the entire flight, only carefully placing it back into her humble cloth bag after we touched down in Chicago. My husband leaned up and gently touched her elbow. “I noticed the flag you’re carrying,” he said. “Are you coming back from a funeral service?” “My husband’s,” she said, tears in her eyes. “He was an Army captain. Served in Vietnam …” her voice trailed off. “Is this home for you?” She shook her head yes. “Well,” Chris continued, “we are grateful to him and so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.” I leaned over him and gently clasped her hand in mine. “Thank you,” she said through tears and a sweet smile. As we stood to disembark, Chris grabbed her luggage and placed it in front of her. “I heard you say you’re going to a wedding?” she asked. “Yes,” Chris replied, and Sunday is our 18th wedding anniversary.” “Wonderful, wonderful,” she said, her eyes glistening. “Don’t waste a single moment of it. Not one.” She grasped the grocery bag tightly to her chest and walked alone off of the plane. Celebrating a new marriage, celebrating 18
They asked her if she needed anything but she declined and remained seated with the flag in her lap throughout the flight.
When they landed, Loesch’s husband, Chris, leaned over to her and asked if she was coming from a military service.
She explained that her husband, a Vietnam veteran, had passed away and she was returning home from his funeral.
“Well,” Chris said, “we are grateful to him and so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.”
“I leaned over him and gently clasped her hand in mine. “Thank you,” she said through tears and a sweet smile,” Loesch recounts.
When they helped the woman with her luggage, she said she’d overheard that they were going to a wedding. Chris then explained that it was also their anniversary.
“Wonderful, wonderful,” the woman said, her eyes glistening. “Don’t waste a single moment of it. Not one.”
A poignant and heartwarming reminder just how precious strong, beautiful marriages are. Treasure those you love, and remember to keep our service members and their families in prayer each and every day.
The Bold Bovine: Art by Doug Giles
[written by Doug Giles and republished with permission.] For those of you who’ve read the book the Leftists love to loathe, namely, The Bible, you know that King David went through more crap than Michael Moore’s colon. His brothers didn’t like him. King Saul sought to kill him and The Philistines weren’t big fans of his either. Later in life, because of his sin of bumping uglies with Bathsheba and having her old man offed, his own kid sought to dethrone him as a consequence of David’s dalliance. Suffice in to say that his ‘walk with God’ was messy. David constantly needed God to bail him out and to come through in a big way with His supernatural power and boy howdy, did God ever show Himself mighty on David’s behalf! In Psalm 92:10 David said, ” … You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.” King David said God made him akin to a … wild bull? Yes, Dinky. David said God made him like a wild bull. When’s the last time you’ve heard that preached at your Hipster Feelgood Church? Never I’m a guessin’. In light of Psalm 92:10 I’m starting a series of oil paintings depicting both ancient and current wild bovines as a homage to Ps.92:10 and a reminder to my clients that when you get into deep doo-doo, don’t curl up in the fetal position and wet your big Christian diaper. Call out to God and ask Him to make you like a wild bull that kicks demonic ass. Here’s the first in my series of bold bovine. The original is sold but we have prints available. We print on luster paper, museum quality canvas, wood and for all you metalheads, yes, we print…
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