I have a great deal to give thanks for this year. It has been a good year blessed with the joy of watching my daughter grow another year and begin to talk. Family is foremost in my thanks for they bring so much thrill to life.
There are the men and women in the Armed Forces, many of whom are in a far off land, and are unable to be with their loved ones while they serve under very trying and hostile conditions. Their courage, sacrifice, and perseverance for love of country and their fellow man is also something I give thanks for, for without those willing to defend our liberty, we would all be enslaved.
Most of all, I thank the big guy up in the sky, the creator of all that there is and all that there will be, from the heavens above with its brightly shining sea of stars to the earth beneath my feet.