Last night Nick had to come straight to our Ash Wednesday service from work, which meant that he arrived in his uniform. There was a little girl with us in the choir room as we were getting ready. When she spotted Nick she tugged on her mom's arm and said "Mommy, that soldier guy is cool!" Then she thought a moment and asked, "does he keep me safe?" When her mother confirmed her suspicion, the little girl said simply, "I like him."
That's got to put a smile on your face!