Since today is Veteran's Day, it seems obvious that I would be thankful for the sacrifice of those who serve our country in the military. There are specific few in my life that I would thank today.
1. Matt's Grandpa Dean. He served in World War II in the Marines on the Pacific front. He was wounded in combat twice, yet survived because his buddies ignored orders and pulled him out of the water. He raised three daughters, has 17 grandkids, and 20 great-grandkids. He has left behind a godly legacy, and we are so thankful for him. Pepper's middle name---his real middle name--is Dean, named for Grandpa because of his life of integrity. We love you, Grandpa! He lives in Washington, so we can't be with him today.
2. Matt's dad, Bart. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Thanks, Daddy, for your service.
3. My sister's husband, Daniel. He served in the Army in Iraq just a few years ago. He was injured in a truck wreck during his time in Iraq, and still suffers the effects of his time there. Thanks, Daniel, for your sacrifice.