Merry Christmas everyone. This morning didn't start as early as I thought that it would. The kids slept until about 8:30 which was a huge surprise. At this point we are trying to get it together to hit the road and go to Lexington. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday Season, and I hope the coming year is a blessing for everyone.
"Pope Benedict XVI said in his Christmas Day message that signs of hope in Iraq, the Holy Land and Lebanon need to be reinforced by actions on the ground. Benedict also urged protection for those suffering "tragic humanitarian crises" in Darfur, Sudan, and other parts of Africa, and called for the settlement of "dangerous disputes" in Asia. It was Benedict's first Christmas "Urbi et Orbi" message -- Latin for "to the city and to the world."
I sincerely hope that in this, the holiest of the Christian Holidays that there will be as much peace and happiness as possible for our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines that are deployed to various parts of the world. Though they will not have the comfort of being with their families, they will hopefully find comfort in the fact that we are holding them up in our thoughts and prayers.