From Israeli Soldier's Mother:
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Happy Birthday for GiladToday, Gilad Shalit is 25 years old. He's a man - by every definition of the word. By age, by experience, by maturity. He was last seen by his family, friends, and fellow soldiers, when he was 19 years old. There is a world of difference between who he was and who he is now.
Happy birthday, Gilad. We all want you to come home. We have not forgotten you, we will never forget you. May next year's birthday find you home with your family, far from the memories you have gained over the last years...
There is much more (plus video) here.
Praying that next year you'll be home where you belong.