Tonight I joined others in welcoming home our neighbor Scott Morris who has been away for a year serving our country in the Army. There were flags and yellow ribbons lining the road home, and 2 police cars, a fire truck, and an ambulance escort. It was quite exciting. But when I saw him pull into the neighborhood and his 6 kids running to him and the big hug they all shared I just stood on the curb and cried. What a sacrifice all of them had made. Everyone of them. From the 18 month old daughter who learned to walk without holding her daddy's hand, to the 15 year old son who took on the responsibility of being the man of the house, to the sweet mother who was such a brave single parent, to the man who left everything behind to provide freedom for our country and others'. It was just amazing. I'm crying now just thinking of it.
God bless America.