Labor Day always makes me think more of giving birth than of the years I spent in the workforce. I have given birth to four beautiful children. The day my youngest was born was almost his last as well. After an emergency C-section to save his life, time, and time again, the fight to insure his safety would be a life long battle. As an infant, then as a child, and then as a young adult, the fight for my son, Marine Cpl. Aaron Mankin, has at times been difficult.
But everything he has gone through, has made him strong, as he moves through life leaving his mark with humility, honesty, and humor.