Yesterday began as any other ordinary day, but by day's end it would no longer be, it would become a day of sadness and grief... A brilliant, courageous young man...a Navy Seal... was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. My family and I had the honor of meeting this man, the new husband of our niece, who also serves in the Navy, when he traveled to Maine to meet the family and enjoy the Christmas holiday. A young couple with hopes and dreams of a happy life together. In the blink of an eye, life can change. My heart aches for Emily and her husband's family. Please know that my thoughts as well as those from my island family are with you. Tonight dear blogging friends, if you would keep Emily in your prayer's, as well as those brave soldiers who continue to fight for our freedom, I would be forever grateful. Blessings, Julie.