Friday, November 12, 2010

Veterans Day 2010

If you know us at all you know my husband is in the Army. I am extremly proud of him and his service. He is a cool guy. (-:

(This is not my husband)

What you may not know is my dad (see pic above)is a three time war veteran. He was in Vietnam, then when I was in high school he went to Desert Storm, and one last tour to Iraq in 2002 for this war. I find that both amazing and scary.

Going to Iraq the first time

My mom was a great support to me when my husband was in Iraq. She had been there and knew how I felt, but to send your husband again to a completely different war had to be hard. I wonder how my Nana (grandma) handled the thought that her child was going again a third time to war. How often does that happen?
I don't think I tell my dad enough how proud I am of him. I have no idea the kind of things he saw, or how being in war affected him. It probably changed him more than I can imagine. So on this Veterans day I want to let you know dad, I love you I am proud of the man you are and how you served our country. You are an amazing Father in Law, Tata, and dad.

I just threw this pic in for fun. He is the dark haired player on the far left.

I think the fourth war of raising two teenagers that are 39 days apart held the most chance for PTSD.
We look cute here but my brother and I were a force to be reckoned with.

We love you!


Jen said...

I love this post! SO sweet. Made me cry. What a great Dad!

Veronica said...

This a fabulous post!!!