My heart swells with pride, awe, and gratitude for all members of the armed services.
Their sacrifice is so great; their bravery, awesome. I am humbled by the willingness, courage, and honor with which they do their jobs. Without them, life, as most of us know it, would not be possible.
And today, I add prayers for their peace and healing . . .
To my prayer for their success and their safety every night.
Sleep well, sweet prince.
About the photo: This little girl's entire Iraqi family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head, but she miraculously survived. She was cared for in John Gebhardt's hospital (above). As she healed, she cried and moaned continuously and could not settle down to sleep. According to the nurses, John was the only one who could calm her, so John spent his nights holding her in his arms while they both slept in a chair.