While I have highly enjoyed listening to Gary Sinise’s Grateful American maybe it was not the best book to be listening to while driving. This morning he was talking about the Snowball Express, something I got to get a small glimpse of at Disney World last year and I was balling like a baby. I have shed more tears listening to this book than a need in the whole year before I started it.
From Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, to Ken Mattingly in Apollo 13, to Terry McQuinn in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Fallen Angel (on of my favs) to Mac Taylor in CSI:NY, and to my favorite Jack Garrett in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, I have been a a Gary Sinise fan. I preordered his book months ago as soon as I learned about it. But what I got to see last month at Disney World has made me an even bigger Gary Sinise fan. We stayed at Coronado Springs last month and while we were there the Gary Sinise Foundation was there with what they call the Snowball Express. The Snowball Express brings Gold Star Famlies (Families of Fallen Soliders) together for fun and support. I feel honored to be able to say we stayed at the same hotel as these families, rode buses with them, and got to see them enjoying the magic of Disney. I truly hope each and everyone of them had a magical time at Disney, they deserve it.