When we were flying home from California last month, I sat next to a young mom and her three-month-old. Actually, I was happy when she sat next to me. I think she could see in my eyes I wanted her to sit next to me with that lovely babe. But as I talked with her, she told me her husband was serving in Afghanistan. I was trying hard not to cry for her. The loss her husband must be feeling in the many months he doesn't see his little son grow. And while they Skype, it's just not the same.
People do this every day. They serve, but there is much more to it. There is way more lost in the process.
So, I wanted to say 'thank you.'