I wanted to thank him!!
Ack! I can be such a shy idiot sometimes.
DH and I were in town yesterday, and I saw a soldier and his significant other heading into Starbucks. Oh, how I wanted to walk up and THANK HIM! Instead, I choked. When DH and I were safely in the truck, I asked him to please go in and pay for their order. I was tearing up just thinking about it, so I can imagine how much blubbering I would have done in front of the guy and his lady. (You should see me when I chat with the Salvation Army volunteers...) :)
DH promptly returned and said "they" were with their wives. Long story, but he misunderstood what I'd said and thought there were multiple soldiers with their families, and he didn't want to single anyone out...AND our funds are real tight right now....so humiliating... :(
Anyway, I could just kick myself for not having told that soldier how much we appreciate him! I just can't seem to let it go. I hope someone out there was brave enough to let him know.