Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A White Christmas Overseas

My dear friend, Jim, a fellow Naval Officer who is currently serving overseas aboard USS Kearsarge, wrote to me this morning. You see, Jim and his ship have been serving in the Middle East for over 5 months and recently provided humanitarian relief in Bangladesh.

Jim is a devoted Christian and Christmas is one of his favorite holidays. He is a husband, father and friend, so being away for Christmas is hard, but he presses on. Jim also has the ability, when he chooses, to see the small joys in life and so brings me to his email that he sent me.

Hey – I got a white Christmas after all!
Merry Christmas: I with you all joy and happiness today and for the year to come!

Merry Christmas indeed, my friend and God speed home.

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