Today is the first day I am really celebrating Memorial Day. I’ve always gotten the day off, but I’ve never been so thankful to all of the men and women who have given their lives for our great country as I was yesterday. My friend Joey was in Iraq serving his country and he came home yesterday! I saw him and hugged and couldn’t let go. Tears filled my eyes as I told him how happy I was to see him and how proud I was of him. I don’t think a day went by that I didn’t pray for him and think of him while he was there. I know today is a day that we celebrate those who have died for their service to their country, but I’m so glad I’m getting to celebrate the living!