Having recently returned from speaking to the wonderful special needs families and their terrific support staff at Fort Bragg, NC, I am especially stunned and saddened by today’s deadly shootings at Fort Hood, Texas. My thoughts and prayers are with all the military families who serve our country, while we go about our daily lives with such blessed freedoms.

I am much less naive about the tremendous  challenges facing military families than I was when I first drove on the base, and increasingly grateful for their sacrifices.

Photo of Josh and his dad during sibling panel presentation at Fort Bragg 09.  Used with permission.