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My Dear Friends,

As our hearts break with the outbreak of so many wars in the 21st century and we all shake our heads in disbelief, it is my honor to celebrate and appreciate our military children, soldiers and families for April Month of Military Family Appreciation.

This song is a tribute to all military children written by my dear friend Rhonda for her granddaughter, a seven year old daughter, of a military dad. who is on the move again and sad to leave her home and family once again. Rhonda is a star to all of us who know and love her. She is a songwriter, mother of 3 with 3 beautiful grandchildren. Her son has been in the military for 11 years and has been deployed many times. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to him and to everyone that serves our country.

Rhonda also just won the lyric category of the Great American Song Contest which she also won last year for another military song called “Weight of The Ink”, about how hard it is for the spouse left behind when there is deployment.

She is talented and committed and like us on the blog, passionate about her music and songwriting, spending countless hours with her teacher. I am in awe of her lyrics, dedication and talent.

Note: The last picture in her video is of her beautiful daughter in law and her precious granddaughter, Harper.

In her own words:

This song is a tribute to all military children who have endured countless holidays, birthdays, moves and milestones without the presence of their active-duty military parent(s). Nearly 2 million American children have a parent currently serving in the military. April is the Month of the Military Child so let’s recognize the strength, sacrifice and special contributions that military children and families make to our country. This song was inspired by my military son, daughter-in-law and grandchild, and their love for each other.

Without further ado and most likely a tear or two….. Enjoy this beautiful song and videography!

Written by Rhonda Gessow and singer Mathew

“You Are The Star”

There are so many miles between us;
On a road I knew I had to choose.
I’m gone so many nights,
Defending our Stars and Stripes;
Every step brings me closer to you.

So many thoughts movin’ ’round my mind.
That goal you scored while I was away.
The faded t-shirt that you wear;
Wind flying through your hair.
Your head on my shoulder; candles on your cake.

Chorus:
You’re too young,
For these greetings and good-byes;
Airport scenes and new routines,
Tears in people’s eyes.
Just shine strong.
I’m proud of who you are.
Laugh and grow and always know,
Within my heart and mind
You are the star.

Welcome signs are bright as 4th of July.
Waving hands tell me that I’m home.
I lift you in my arms;
Keep you safe from harm.
And I never want to let you go.

When’s your bedtime? Which shoes do you wear?
What do you like on your toast?
Keep holding my hand tight;
Everything will be all right.
Love will keep our family whole.

You’re too young
For these greetings and good-byes;
Airport scenes and new routines
Tears in people’s eyes.
Just shine strong.
I’m proud of who you are.
Laugh and grow and always know,
Within my heart and mind
You are the star.

Too many milestones, missed on the way.
Too many unknowns in your day.
You’re the voice,
That had no choice,
So I salute and say;
Thank you to the bravest stars across the USA.

You’re too young
For these greetings and good-byes;
Airport scenes and new routines
Tears in people’s eyes.
Just shine strong.
I’m proud of who you are.
Laugh and grow and always know,
Within my heart and mindโ€ฆ
You are the star.
You are the star.
You are the star.

by Rhonda Gessow ยฉ 2018 COPYRIGHT All Rights Reserved

Thank you truly for taking time to tune in and please follow her on YouTube for more songs in the future. Congratulations Rhonda! I know my readers are also be so grateful to you for sharing your heart and love in turbulent times.

CONGRATULATIONS RHONDA!

Winners – 2021 Great American Song Contest

Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting

Weight Of the Ink

Rhonda Gessow

Here’s to our troops that continue to defend, protect and sacrifice for all of us. There are no words but I know how appreciative we all are and how senseless it seems but needed.

May you and your family stay blessed!

๐Ÿ’–

Cindy

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Tricia Sankey
1 month ago

Wow, Congrats to Rhonda! This tugs at my heart, the military child serves with the family! ๐Ÿ’“

Tricia Sankey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

๐Ÿ’“

GraceoftheSun
1 month ago

Such a touching and beautiful song. Congratulations to Rhonda, so very talented. The baby in the picture is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing, Cindy.๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Let’s not even go there. I am soooo looking forward to being a grandmother but know I will have to wait a long time since my eldest is only 24, but someday.๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’•

Dawn Pisturino
1 month ago

What a lovely tribute to our military and their families! Thanks for sharing.

radhikasreflection
1 month ago

Congratulations to Rhonda. Heartfelt and beautiful song honoring the military children.. Beautifully rendered by Mathew as well. Thanks for sharing this Cindy ๐Ÿ’–

Daphny Aqua
1 month ago

A hearty congratulations to Rhonda, this song was so beautiful I got goosebumps though out. Military families faces hardships none us could ever imagine and this is a perfect way to honor them. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

You’re very much welcome, dear Cindy. I guess when one sets their mind to something it is impossible to talk them out of it and the one’s in military are the bravest of all, definitely not for the weak heart. Sending love and hugs to all ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

ben Alexander
1 month ago

Just… Wow ๐Ÿฅบ

jahnavigouri13
1 month ago

That’s truly awesome. Thank you for sharing, dear Cindy๐Ÿ’–

thereluctantpoet
1 month ago

Really a Great Post, Cindy!!! Bellissimo!!! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒน

katiemiafrederick
1 month ago

Beautiful Song Dear Cindy
And Surely A Wonderful Tribute
To The Child Who is the Star No

Matter

Who They Are
Sadly Vietnam
Decimated Half the
Rest of the Males on
my Mother’s Side in 1968

And True That Was only 1 Out of
2 Males Left Besides me as Life isn’t
Always Kind to Males Who Go To War

To Defend
Freedoms
This Way

Yep If only
Power Didn’t
Corrupt So Much
STiLL NoW And Make It All
So Senseless indeed mY FRiEnD
Never the Less the SPiRiT of one
Willing to Give His and Or Her Life for

Freedom

A Wonderful
Spirit and
A Star
Lives On
HeART SoUL
in Humankind
This Way True too

Happy Monday Hehe it seems
my Fourth Moderna Covid Booster
is Slowing my ‘Fredwoods’ a Bit Today
or Perhaps it Was the Easter Feast on
The Grounds of Pot Luck Church Yesterday

Hehe There is Always A Way Out of DarK to LiGHT

Somehow
Someway

This Hope
This Faith
This LoVE ReaL NoW..:)

salsaworldtraveler
1 month ago

That is a really great song. I hope it gets a lot of national attention. Military families serve, too. Thanks for sharing Cindy! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’–

Sheereen
1 month ago

It’s such a beautiful song Cindyโค

Lamittan Minsah
1 month ago

This world has seen terrible things in this century, not just wars, nor diseases, nor droughts… very terrible things in places far and near. And oh sweet Rhonda, she has written a wonderful tribute song there. I had to put everything aside to watch and it indeed filled my heart with great inspiration and awesomeness. It’s not only comforting but reassuring too, full of hope and love. What a wonderful woman of her own cadre! I can just imagine how sad and suspenseful it always feels to see one’s kin constantly depart for war. The joy of receiving them back must also be immense. This, i have enjoyed, dear Cindy. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

That’s for sure. Such people are a blessing to our society. Feel most welcome, dearest โค โค

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

๐Ÿ’–

Kym Gordon Moore
1 month ago

Cindy my dear friend, what a beautiful message and tribute to those who served in the military and those who succumbed to the dreadful, and incomprehensible wars. So many families unfortunately go through these deployments more than once or even twice. It is always an emotional and heartbreaking thing to watch. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Although my father wasn’t in the military, there are a host of other family members and friends who did serve, and continue to serve. My husband is a disabled Vietnam vet and sometimes the mental and emotional scars from the war might rear their ugly head unexpectantly, and I could never fathom the ugliness he experienced (like seeing the bodies of his fallen comrades) not knowing if you’re going to make it off of the battle fields and back home alive. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

I applaud the beautiful collaboration between Rhonda and Matthew. Superbly done and this presentation certainly tugs at my heartstrings. Thanks so much for sharing Cindy! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Cindy, I am just touched by your warm spirit and your compassionate heart. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜ I think this is the reason why you connect to your audience and people in general in the way that you do. We feel that and are so appreciative of your authenticity. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ This is what makes you stand out from the crowd. You have an amazing way of wrapping your arms around the masses with your energy. That my dear is a treasured gift! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŽ€

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Oh my goodness Cindy, it saddens me to hear about the emotional and spiritual challenges that you are currently facing, ๐Ÿ˜ฅ but those adversities work to pour energy into your spirit, and just when you think you can’t walk another step with all of the sadness that seem to float around you, these experiences will empower your testimony my friend. That is the reason why your aura can shine so brightly my dear. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜Žโœจ

Stay encouraged! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Just like everything else, this too shall pass! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜˜

Marsha
1 month ago

Beautiful song, Cindy. Wars are such sad times. It’s always the kids that go.

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

The only positive thing is that war makes people care about others that they might not otherwise care for. There are times that war is essential – to protect the innocent from bullies as in the Holocaust.

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

Me either.

Sadje
1 month ago

What a beautiful song.

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

~M
~M
1 month ago

Such a wonderful tribute. ๐Ÿ’–

~M
~M
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

You’re welcome, Cindy ๐Ÿ™‚

Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections
1 month ago

Lyrics and videography are wonderfully done. Peace and strength to all who serve and their families. Thanks, Rhonda for what you do … and thanks Cindy for promoting this.

Navin
1 month ago

Many congratulations to Rhonda…such a heart touching song…a lovely tribute…thank you for sharing, Cindy โœจ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’ซ

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

Thank you & you’re welcome, Cindyโœจโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ

Rhonda
Rhonda
1 month ago

Cindy, thank you so much for posting this song during April the Month Of The Military Child. The kids are the voice that had no choice. They were born into families that move from place to place, they leave old friends and try to make new ones, and they worry about a parent who may be gone for 6 months or more at a time. My daughter-in-law just found a precious letter that my granddaughter wrote to her dad (at the bottom of a backpack) who she will not see for a few months. The sadness can hit the kids at any time. I’m glad that she found a way to express her feelings.
I love your community of bloggers. I read all of the comments and really appreciate the level of support, connection, communication and interest that you show each other.
I thank each of you for your kind comments.
Keep writing everyone. I know your talents run deep.

Rhonda

VJ
VJ
1 month ago

Touching, Cindy.

Gottfried
Reply to  VJ
29 days ago

Very ๐Ÿฅบ

Gottfried
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

Youโ€™re welcome โ˜บ๏ธ

Munirchohan
1 month ago

Wao very nice

Aahna Yadav
1 month ago

This is so moving….

Ingrid
29 days ago

Iโ€™ve never been a military wife, Cindy, but I sure know how it feels to be always on the move, so my heart goes out to these families ๐Ÿ’•

Keith
29 days ago

Cindy, thanks for sharing this song and message. It is a perspective we need to hear. Keith

Phil
29 days ago

Wonderful song & lyrics in this heartfelt tribute to the many military families affected by wars! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Thank you for sharing, dear Cindy ~ wishing you a splendid week ahead! ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒน

manifestingmiraclemaker
29 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. I agree 100% with the sentiment of this song. The imagery and words touched my heart. Thanks for the reminder that our freedom is not free and a heartfelt thanks to those who preserve it. Their families are heroes as well.

Kajal
29 days ago

This is really touching โค๏ธ… Congratulations.

ChallEngEr
29 days ago

Truly heartfelt and passionate๐Ÿตgreat post…โ™ฅ๏ธ

boundlessblessingsblog
29 days ago

Cindy, thanks for sharing this song and message. A great tribute to military family who are affected by war. Truly heartfelt post, Cindy. Too good.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

You are always welcome dear Cindy. Lots of love and light โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
26 days ago

โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
25 days ago

๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
24 days ago

xxxxxx

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
24 days ago

xxxx

KK
KK
29 days ago

Congratulations to Rhonda and thanks to you for this beautiful touching song. It’s so relatable. My elder brother was in army. His family had seen initial hardships, but our Government takes care of army personnel. He is now retired and both children are now well settled.

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

You’re welcome, Cindy. Yes, Rhonda’s song was really beautiful and touching ๐Ÿ’–โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’

Jaya Avendel
29 days ago

What a beautiful piece of narrative that is conveyed emotionally and poignantly! I love what the songs stands for and who it represents.

michnavs
28 days ago

Oh, this made me so emotional…i have four siblings in the military service and one passed away in line of duty๐Ÿฅบ so yeah salute to all our brave military soldiers all over the world..and the lyrics of the song is just so beautiful

michnavs
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

๐Ÿ’•โค๐Ÿ™

michnavs
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

โค๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™

SelmaMartin
28 days ago

I bless Rhonda. And you for the intro. Bless the men and women in uniform. Bless all young people. xoxo

Rupali
28 days ago

Heartfelt words.

Jeff Flesch
28 days ago

A beautiful tribute to all of the brave souls who serve. We thank you for your service. Gorgeous post, Cindy. ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

ivor20
28 days ago

Hi Cindy … Today I have time to do some blogging, and wow, what a wonderful time to drop and view your fabulous article … and yep … I cried rivers of tears all the way through Rhonda’s magnificent tribute … oh I need more tissues … thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒโ˜ฎ

Ritish Sharma
28 days ago

That such a beautifully written song. I feel so touched. Thanks Cindy for sharing such great talent with us. Give my words to Rhonda. โค๏ธ

Ritish Sharma
Reply to  Ritish Sharma
26 days ago

I think my comments going to your spam folder.

Ritish Sharma
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
23 days ago

โฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ

Huma
Huma
27 days ago

American’s are born to be soldiers. Their is always a great responsibility comes with great power.

InspireChief
26 days ago

Such a beautiful song. Thank you for posting it and Rhonda for writing it. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™

InspireChief
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
26 days ago

Busy week this week. I didnโ€™t have as much time as usual to spend on WP. I hope you are doing well. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

InspireChief
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
25 days ago

I am writing everyday, sometimes a little and sometimes a lot.

InspireChief
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
24 days ago

Donโ€™t worry if you have. I appreciate and value your insight whenever you are able to comment. Your inspiration keeps me going. ๐Ÿค—

Pooja G
23 days ago

What an emotional song- thank you for sharing it. ๐Ÿ’•

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
22 days ago

๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•

Wyatt Robson
23 days ago

Reminds me of every deployment, every return, every departure. I have actually had to ask what do you like on your toast. I’m an adult. I made my choices and one of those was to serve, and then it became a way of life and part of my identity. My son never got to make such a decision, he just got carried along. He served/s in every sense even though he had no choice. Makes me proud and breaks my heart. Thanks for recognizing them.

Dear Sybersue
20 days ago

So beautiful!! xo

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