This is the first year we've participated in the ceremonies to honor our nation's heros (shame on us). Don't get me wrong, we always have grateful hearts, my husband and I. But it was high time we start teaching that to the boy....and the best way to teach is to model. So we did...sacrificing much desired sleep and lazy morning for those who have sacrificed so....much....more. The boy may not get it just yet, but he will...if we continue to teach....and model...and live in prayerful thanksgiving for those who give so much and receive so little. Thank you soldiers...and your families - who endure the greatest sacrifice - you.