Lucianne linked to this great site today saying "Sometimes things are so simple they don't have to be explained. Try this. It's not hard." On more than one occasion I have tried to say thank you to soldiers and Marines I have seen while shopping or at the airport and each time have gotten a lump in my throat and completely teared up. I recently attended a blog conference for military spouses and found myself again having trouble saying thank you without losing it. I just feel like my "thank you" is so incredibly inadequate. Thankfully I can type just fine with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat.