As each year passes the next seems to go by a little faster then the previous, Christmas will be here at the end of the week and it seems as all I did was blink twice since Christmas last. Last Christmas I and my boys were writing to my nephew and several others in Iraq and sending them a small Christmas gift. This year we are blessed to have Rance home safe and to be spending Christmas with him.
I say "Blessed" because that is exactly what we are. Three of my four nephews went to Iraq and Afghanistan and all came home to us. Many have families have not been so lucky as us, many families have sons and daughters still abroad. Those families will be missing their loved ones this Christmas.
The least we can do is to set a place at the table for a fallen soldier and to give them a moment of silence when we say grace. To say Thank you to all of those that have fought for us and to remember the ones that the Lord has taken into his Kingdom.