There was a picture that I saw of a friend who is currently in Afghanistan serving our country as a member of the United States military. The picture was of he and several other men sitting at a table inside a hanger eating Thanksgiving dinner. He wore a different kind of smile on his face and you knew that he would rather be sitting with his young wife and daughter. It made me extremely grateful for his service.
I remember the times when I was away from my family as a full-time missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was safe and I knew that my family was thinking about me. Those times were definitely memorable and my heart reflects on them once in awhile.
Loved ones mean so much to me. I am thankful for those who love me and I hope that I will always remain grateful for all that I have been given.