My younger daughter lives in the northeast. She has a nine-year-old daughter in third grade and a six-year-old son in kindergarten. They attend the same elementary school.
My daughter was at school the other day and a counselor drew her aside to tell her a recent experience she witnessed on the school grounds after an outside recess attended by both my grandchildren.
The counselor related that the two siblings walked off the playground holding hands, hugged, and departed to their respective classes.
There are still many flowers amongst the weeds of life!
The Honorable Allen B. Clark
[Editor's Comment: Allen B. Clark is a West Point Graduate. He volunteered to serve in Vietnam. While serving as an intelligence officer with Special Forces of the United States Army he and his company were hit by mortar rounds. He gave both his legs in battle that day. He is one of our most distinguished heroes whom we can never repay.
Allen served as Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He never allowed his physical disabilities to detract from his passion to care for others and serve this great nation. It was my privilege and honor to meet Allen and his lovely wife, Linda, in San Antonio, Texas, for a combined Military Chaplains Association and National Veterans Administration Chaplains Convention. We bonded in friendship and love, and that friendship has grown since we met in April 2007. They have asked me to serve as their personal pastor. What an honor to serve Spirit-filled Anglicans and Spirit-empowered disciples of Christ.]