Before I begin. let me say that I am blessed to be a member of Saddleback church whose pastor is Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life. Our service yesterday was dedicated to 9/11 – remembering the events but also about moving forward. I am so thankful for the first responders and the men and women who fight to keep our country safe. I can’t stop thinking about my partner’s son who will be deployed to Afghanistan in October. My heart is heavy for my friend and her family. 🙁 But man, is he ready! This is why he joined the Marines. He is READY.