I dedicate todays blog to an exceptional person who not only is a veteran, but my son. In spite of the physical and emotional traumas and heart-wrenching ordeals he has endured in his life, he remains one of the most postive-thinking, faith-filled individuals I know. Thank you for remaining steadfast in the wake of tragedy. Thank you, Chad, for your service to your country, service to God and service to your family. Thank you for being my son and for all the joy you have brought me. Have a wonderful, monumental birthday. I love you.