It must be pretty hard to be away from your family at Christmas time. In all my 15 years of marriage, I haven’t had to be away from my husband on Christmas day yet. I hope it stays that way. To all of you soldiers and families of military men and women out there (and let’s not forget the contractors and missionaries overseas either!), I want to personally say THANK YOU for caring about others enough to go and risk your lives, comfort, and convenience for the sake of bettering the world, spreading freedom and seeking goodwill towards men.
I know that war is not pretty, but I happen to know an Iraqi family (because my husband went to Iraq as a contractor) that is glad that we went to Iraq. I consider them family friends of ours and hope to one day meet them face to face (and give them a huge hug!!!). They have actually MAILED us gifts at Christmas before (and yes, they are Muslims). I applaud you all for your selflessness and pray you will all be home for Christmas soon – because Christmas is not just one day, it is every day in our hearts if we have Jesus living there.
If you would like to share your thanks with our troops (for free), you can do so in about ten seconds. Want to know how? Click over to Xerox.com’s Let’s Say Thanks page and pick out a card (designed by children). Put your name (no need to be detailed – you can just put a first name if you want), your home town (or just a town near you if you are worried about divulging private info), and your state… then pick a pre-written message or write your own… and click SEND! Presto… your tribute to our military made as simple as point-and-click. Thanks Xerox!
Merry Christmas to our countrymen and women (military, contractors, missionaries and others who are living away from the USA) overseas!