“Just knowing he will not be here Christmas morning when they unwrap the gifts and that type of thing and just Kristin's first Christmas that he will miss out on you know it is real sad. We talk a lot about our reunion and what that will look like and the kids talk about going to the airport and getting daddy. He misses his family. He wants to be here too, but he realizes what he is doing is important, so I just, I am very proud of him and love what he is doing.”
“Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.”
“It comes every year and will go on forever. And along with Christmas belong the keepsakes and the customs. Those humble, everyday things a mother clings to, and ponders, like Mary in the secret spaces of her heart”
“Ask your children two questions this Christmas. First: "What do you want to give to others for Christmas?" Second: "What do you want for Christmas?" The first fosters generosity of heart and an outward focus. The second can breed selfishness if not tempered by the first. -”
Contributed by: Randi