Thankful Day 11

Today I am thankful for 2 things. Both are somewhat related. Not entirely, but you will see what I mean.

First of all, I am thankful for the men and women that serve our country. Brian is, obviously, one of those men. He has served for almost 9 years and does so proudly. I am proud to be his wife and I am thankful for his service.

The other thing I am thankful for is kind of silly, but I am thankful for it none-the-less. Last month one of the kids’ assignments was to come up with a new holiday. They had to write all about the holiday, what day it was to be celebrated it, how they would celebrate and why they would celebrate it. They then had to draw a photo.

After they completed the assignment Vincent asked a very good question, why can’t his holiday, Happy Day, be put on the calendar “officially?” I explained that national holidays have to be declared by a president. Once it is declared a holiday, then it would be printed on calendars. This got his wheels working. He asked if he could send a letter asking the president to make his holiday an official holiday.

So mid-October Vincent sent the letter. This week, in the mail was a big yellow envelope from the White House! It was the response letter from the president. Vincent read the letter and at first responded with “he didn’t mention making my holiday official.” Then he said “that’s ok though.” He looked a the package contents in it’s entirety. He spent a long time reading over the presidential pets pamphlet and then ogled the map of the White House. I could tell that he was proud of this letter that he received from the president.

Even though I would not have chosen our current president, I think it is very neat that his staff took the time to respond to Vincent’s letter. I think he will cherish the letter for a long time.

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Updated: November 12, 2011 — 5:46 am

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