Friday, April 16, 2010

Angels in Texas- TEXAS ROCKS

Jeff arrived safely in San Angelo, Texas last night.

I have to thank y'all in Texas that gave him a warm welcome.

But first some photo's taken by my favorite photographer


Dorothy, mother of Newbaby 2010, ver 4.0

Heading for the first of 2 flight's


Goodfellow Airforce base.

With the ladies at the airport.
This was before the tears hit (obviously).

Now, the story- I'll keep it short as an appointment awaits.

While traveling in uniform, the reception has not always been warm.

He and his fellow soldiers have been pushed around (literally)
and have been the recipients of really rude comments.

Nothing different on this trip.
He had 2 layovers, the first was in one of our favorite places
(the boys were born there).
Rude comments by many people.

Things changed when he boarded the plane to Dallas.
People kept thanking him for his service to our country.
He tried to buy a sandwich on the plane and the flight attendant
said it was on her.


When he landed in San Angelo, an older woman
came up to thank him.
She shook his hand and placed something in it.
She then walked away very quickly.
When he looked, she had placed $40.00
in his hand.


So, there are Angels in Texas and Jeff has met many of them.

This proud Army mom would like to thank Texas for the

Y'all rock!


Connie said...

I CANNOT believe some people would make rude comments to a young man who is serving their country, sugar!!! That is ridiculous. You give him another hug and kiss from me next time he's with you. I, for one, am proud of our military men. A pox on those mean people!

Pondside said...

So sad that some people could be so rude - but so lovely that some are so kind! I'm glad that he met some of the kind ones!

Blondie's Journal said...

I applaud your son. It really is sad that people can be so rude and heartless. But my heart sweells at the kindness of the strangers he met.

Many prayers going out to all of you, Barb!


Lorrie said...

I am appalled that people would make rude comments to anyone, much less a uniformed serviceman.
And I am thrilled to hear about these angels who encouraged your son - and you!

Charm and Grace said...

That just plain makes me mad! How selfish can someone be to make comments like that to someone doing something so UNselfish!! But I am so thankful to hear the end of his journey was to the upside. I know you are glad he's back safe and sound.

Hugs and blessings,

Theresa said...

Rude comments, they should be ashamed:( I love all of our Military and ALWAYS go out of my way to thank them. Bless his heart and I appreciate the Angels who made up for the rude people. Hugs to you my friend! God bless your sweet Jeff! Have a blessed evening!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW, that was so kind of the people in Texas...Hey, I don't understand why people boo and hiss at soldiers, I really don't understand? What are they thinking, or NOT thinking? WHY? God bless him, his darling children and family and YOU. You are always so proud and uplifting, Barb....thank you for always showing a side of life that many of us don't know (having children, etc....)

Have a FABULOUS FRENCHY DAY! If you have a moment, come by for a slice of my birthday cake, à La Marie....Anita

Debi said...

I'm so glad that your son found some angels in Texas--being a native Texan myself, I think some of the kindest and most welcoming people are found in our state and your story just proves it even more.

Blessings on him,
A Tale of Two Cities

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Barb,
"How RUDE" is right!. Big, Big hugs for Jeff and you. Thank you Jeff for keeping me and my family safe!!!.
My Nephew is on his 3rd tour with the Marines and leaves a Wife and three children so he can serve his country just like Jeff. I agree with Connie "A pox on those mean people". Those mean people would be the first ones to call on help and guess who that would be, men like Jeff and my Nephew.
Love and Hugs, Elizabeth

C'est La Vie said...

good for your son :)

A Busy Single Mom said...

That's terrible that your son has gotten rude comments. He should remain proud to serve his country, as many people are supportive of the military.

Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm said...

I am so sorry for the rude comments; it only shows the -poor- quality of the people making them.
Every time I see a military man or woman, I say "thank you for serving". I chase them down in airports, just to say, "thank you for serving." One nephew is in the USAF in FL, another in the Army in Afghanistan and a cousin in Iraq.
Connie is right...a POX on Everyone who would not appreciate the sacrifices our military men and women make every day. A POX on Everyone, including the C.I.C.!

Sandra said...

Shame, shame, shame on Everyone who doesn't appreciate the great sacrifices our service men and women make on a daily basis. This is my hot button and it makes me furious when louts show how stupid they are when they are ungrateful. I just said good-bye to a "friendship" of more than a decade because a "friend" said, re. our military, "well, they deserve whatever they get. No one asked them to serve, they are volunteers." I blew up, hit the sky and kept going; I told her my nephew was in Afghanistan, a cousin in Iraq and another serving in FL. Her response? "Well, that's their decision."
Okay fine. And it's my decision to say goodbye to this, so-called, friendship; I did so...gladly!
Please tell your men, THANK YOU FOR SERVING!

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