I have been watching some friends/neighbors go through this holiday season enjoying the “reason for the season”…enjoying each other…the perfect Christmas weather…snow falling on Christmas Eve…but all with a little dullness in their eyes. Their son/brother is a marine, serving in the Middle East, and their holiday wasn’t quite as it should have been…without HIM there. I want them, and all families who have a loved one deployed, to know how much they, and their service person, are loved and appreciated. The sacrifice all of you are making for our precious freedoms is realized. Prayers for your safety and well being during this time of sacrifice….