As reported on the national news Henryville, IN. was destroyed by a tornado on March 2nd. http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/?threadId=3315273&pc=25&sp=475
My youngest son has organized and coordinated volunteers to go out and assist the residents of Henryville. This morning when I woke up and stumbled my way to the kitchen for coffee both my son and step son were there to greet me.
I was aware that my son would be out there today, but unaware that my stepson would be joining in the efforts. As I gave my son a good morning hug I realized that Thad also had his jacket in hand so as I made my way to hug him I asked, "Thad, are you going with Stephen?" he proudly answered "well of course!".
My husband and I were in Florida when this devastation happened. The following day, I received a phone call from my son communicating to me what he was orchestrating volunteers to help the families of this town. In this conversation with my son, I said to him: "Stephen, I can not express to you in words how proud I am to call you my son!" he replied "Mom, this is what we are SUPPOSE to do as Americans" WOW!!! What is a mother to say to that?
My son has no plans to serve his country through the armed services however: he serves through politics. Something I personally understand very little, he is very active is restoring the constitution and preserving the our American liberties.
Between the actions of my son and step son I am humbled by their acts of kindness toward their fellow man and proud beyond words of the men they have become.