I guess this would be the theme for the year at Miserable Donuts. I was "Blue Star" until November, and CSM Bones has been ever since then. I was in Iraq for some very decisive
moments. CSM Bones is in Afghanistan for, what I believe, will be some as well.
"Without Which, It Cannot Be Done" - pardon my miserable Latin. That was my Brigade's motto and I think it fit for all those who made sure I was supported abroad, and my family at home. My parents and in-laws who helped with the kids, my friends and neighbors who helped with everything around the neighborhood and kids school, my co-workers who sent unbelievable amounts of good and useful things for me and my brothers in arms from Scotland and Iraq.
I had internet/blogging friends send support - Scott P, of Desert Island Foods and happyfeet, of Protein Wisdom fame came through with timely support as well.
My wife and kids, most of all, were the reason I could take care of business without despair or distraction. I love them all more deeply.
Those that fell, I won't forget that you made it possible for me to be back with my family, friends and co-workers.
May this new year see fewer of them.