Today is Memorial Day. Today we remember all the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedoms. We also honor others who, although they didn't make the ultimate sacrifice, were willing to do so. Here in the United States we often think of those soldiers as "fellow Americans" and many times they were. But there were others too, our allies, who stood with us to defend our way of life. My father in law, who is now a US citizen, was once a young Canadian in the United States Airforce. Today I want to thank and honor him for the sacrifices he made, some of which I am sure we will never know or understand.
Happy Birthday, Grandpa! Thank you for your name, for sharing it with my husband and son. Thank you for your love of cars passed on to several of my boys. Thank you for the cholesteatoma which showed up in Bethany's ear giving her a special connection to you. Thank you for the cleft chin that I see on my beautiful daughter, Hannah. Thank you for the emails we have shared and the visits we have enjoyed. Thank you for your parents who were praying for their grandchildren. Their prayers are still being answered.
I pray you have wonderful birthday. I wish we could all be there to help you celebrate!