Today is Veterans Day. I have always admired and respected our country’s service people. Strangely enough Gabriel’s illness has made it even more so for me. I think because I understand battle in a whole new way. I understand having to follow the orders from above, I understand moving forward through fatigue, I understand villigance towards a task. These are all things that were dumped in my lap and even though I don’t like them, I plow through because my son. My most precious baby boy needs me to do it. I can’t imagine signing up to protect and serve strangers, to leave my own family to save others. Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Thank you Armed service members, past, present and future.