July 4, 2012

Today we honor our country, our independence, our freedom and most importantly the men and women who dedicate their lives to give us the life we are able to lead.

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I can't help but think of Jimmy today and reflect on the life he lead. He is my ideal American. From the day I met him, he dedicated his life to defending our country, our freedom, our ordinary. And he continued to do so until God called him home.

Not a day goes by I don't think of him or his family.

Jimmy, thank you for dedicating your life to our country.
Thank you for living your life as a model for the rest of us.

Today, as we celebrate our country, I think of you. I go to the fridge carrying Jack and we point to your picture and practice your name. Because even though you're not here in person you will always be here in spirit and I will make certain that not only B and I carry on your light but that Jackson does as well.

If you'd like to know more about our beloved friend Jim go here and here.