Certain people touch your life if even for a moment. Looking back over my life there have been a few people that I “knew” for only a few minutes and have made a lasting impression. Leaving a grocery store with a toddler on my hip a wounded veteran in a wheelchair stopped me. He was selling stuffed Shamu toys to raise money for veterans. I told him I didn’t have any cash and I wouldn’t be able to help him out. He insisted that my son take one of the Shamu toys anyway. Now, 8 years later, that toy sits on my son’s bed. Though a toddler at the time, Nathan remembers the story, I often told him, of how he came to own that stuffed Shamu. He sometimes mentions the kindness of that wounded veteran. Though that man was only in my life for a few moments, he has forever touched my life.