It would be nice if families could always be together. This isn't always possible though. I am lucky to have my family together, but I was reminded that's not the case for everyone. A friends status read that she did not believe in tears of joy because she had never experienced it. But while she was at her game she balled her eyes out when she say her mom back from Afghanistan after 7 months.
I got all teary-eyed when I read that message and it just amazed me that I don't think about how many people, how many of my friends are separated from loved ones because they are protecting everyone else and risking their lives everyday.
I just wanted to thank everyone who serves and protects. Maybe one day everyone will be able to have their family safe at home. Until then my prayers are with all those who serve and all of their families.