Thankful doesn't begin to describe it.
I am grateful that I was able to provide some small service to the land my fathers (literally, in my father's case) protected and made sure I enjoyed the same liberties they had. And I came home pretty much unscathed, from war...twice.
I have a family that I was able to come home to - a wife and children that make everything worth while. My home is definitely where my heart is.
I have a good job providing an important service to those who build, design, invent, create, and distribute all the marvels of modern life in this still prosperous land. My coworkers and supervisors are intelligent and interesting people who are easy to work with.
"Thankful" isn't strong enough a term, for me.