|Matt, me, Kristin & Dan|
What has made an impact on my life very recently was my brother in law heading off to basic training. While teaching and doing construction jobs, life turned him in another direction. He's been working out and preparing himself for this time and I'm so proud of him! He's now in South Carolina -- working very hard and relying on letters from our family. I've been thinking a lot of how much this impacts me and especially my Sister. For the first time, I have very close ties to the Military and it's scary. I pray for him and our families every day before bed. I pray that God will keep him safe and strong in this time especially.
Before I knew Dan was committing, I've been wanting to volunteer for an organization to help our troops away from home. (Still looking for one, if you know of any let me know!) Now I want to help more than ever. I cannot imagine how hard it must be... and all that is sacrificed by the troops AND their families.
Dan: I can't wait until you're home again!! Stay strong and kick butt ;)