Jim Kirby (89 y/o) // WWII vet, attorney, FBI agent, father of photographer Mark Kirby // survivor of wife Charlotte (non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma)

“I fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where 28,000 American men were killed. I’m very grateful to the Lord to have made it through!

“I struggled to understand why God would take my wonderful wife, who was loved by so many & who did so much for others. But my faith, my two boys, & my friends helped me get through it … You can’t control the outcome, you simply have to have faith in God’s plan and do everything you can to support your loved one. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of my wife. But I’m grateful that God has given me these 16 years. Grateful for life.”