So, here I am...relaxing with my hot chocolate and Jason Mraz (on the stereo) after a long couple of weeks - realizing that we have definitely neglected our blog. But, things have been a wee bit busy.
On Sunday we not only celebrated our 6 month anniversary (!) but we also hung out at a way cool Super Bowl party where we met an incredible young man who definitely has a story to tell. To condense his story, he is a 23 year old soldier who was wounded on a patrol mission in Iraq last November. He received shrapnel in both of his legs from a bomb penetrating his striker vehicle, requiring 2 surgeries thus far. He showed us pictures from his time in Iraq and the pieces of (large) shrapnel that was pulled from his leg. To hear his story and his incredible outlook on life makes me so grateful for their service and their sacrifice for my life and yours. They are doing so much good with their lives and no amount of gratitude can express this. As my grandma said in a recent email, "Jesus died for our soul and our soldiers die for our freedom."
This brings me to something I've wanted to share for a while. Mike and I just watched the 10 part mini-series, Band of Brothers. It is a MUST SEE. No person should go through life without watching this. If you want to borrow it, email me! It follows the 101st Airborne through training and WWII and shows (through a movie story format from real life events) what these men went through. From D-Day, to the battle of the Bulge, to V-Day, one cannot watch this without coming away a changed person. OK, enough said. Just rent it or buy it or something!
And don't forget, pray for our soldiers and tell them thank you!