Reflections on a Long Year


The Soldier Comes Home
“Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.” ~Amelia Earhart

And so ends 2004.

I know, 2004 ended three months ago, but for us the challenges of that year could not be ended until our son, Caleb returned from Iraq.

There were three families that stuck together during this trying time. We prayed together, shared our fears and, in one case, wept deeply together when one of our children, David, was killed in action. We rejoice at Caleb’s return, and in anticipation of Jon’s, but weep with David’s family. His parents will be travelling to Washington, DC for the unveiling of the tribute to the fallen soldiers.

“Soldiers that carry their lives in their hands, should carry the grace of God in their hearts.”
~ Richard Baxter

One thought on “Reflections on a Long Year”

  1. Dan and Jody,

    The thrill that you must be experiencing is beyond comprehension. I am thrilled for you both as well. I know that you have experienced the agony of him fulfilling his committment to the military in Iraq and wanted to let you know that I appreciate your “service” as well.

    And for you Caleb: THANK YOU. YOU ARE A GREAT AMERICAN. MY FAMILY THANKS YOU FOR A JOB “WELL DONE”!

    Regards,

    Rob Maricle (and family)

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