Thursday, December 2, 2010

Moments Like This....

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I went to his sister's house for a visit.  When it was time to leave, our 5 1/2 year old nephew reached up to hug my husband and say goodbye for the night.

He looked up at my husband, smiled, and said, "Thank you."

My husband was puzzled at this seemingly random expression of gratitude.  He replied, "For what?"

Our little 45 pound nephew -- who was not even born when the military first set boots down in Iraq and Afghanistan -- responded:

"You're a Soldier, right?  Thank you for protecting us."

It's these kind of moments that tug at your heart.

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