With that came the discovery yesterday that a long-time friend had not only passed away suddenly, but was being eulogized at the very moment I found out about his death. So I'm still coming to grips with the meaning of his death and how his family is probably coping, as I didn't have the opportunity to spend time with them.
I think of all the loved ones that died for the cause of freedom - how their families must've individually ached so I can enjoy my life. I think of things happening around me - decisions to be made - loved ones to be cared for - life that I can enjoy because of the bountiful blessings I have.
I am thankful. I am blessed. I have hope.
God Bless America - and Happy Birthday to YOU!!