In honor of Thanksgiving I’m sharing a special one-a-day.

I’m thankful for many things – including the safe return of my nephew Travis from his first deployment. He embraces his loving wife, Bryanna, again after a 9 month deployment – their first together. I’m so proud of the way they supported and uplifted one another – and especially impressed with Bryanna, who not only held down the fort at home but carried a full college course load and worked full time as well – all in a town many times larger than her hometown and completely and totally new to her. Travis is also kicking butt and taking names in his Navy career. Our family is so grateful they are stationed here.