Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Never too late

I was hoping to post before Memorial Day, didn't happen but it is never too late. This photo made it to Instagram but that was it.
I have a love hate relationship with this photo.

My old blogging friends will remember when Jeff (AKA Army son) joined the Army.
I was proud and I was sick...cried like a baby when he told me. After boot camp he was sent to The Defense Language Institute. I thought that was great and he would be safe and out of harm's way. What an idiot I was. You need someone who speaks a language to go on missions that are dangerous. Duh!!  That could be why I received this pic a couple years ago in lieu of a call (easier to "talk" with mom when she is not hysterical). I happened to be with J.W. when I received this photo. I texted back and said it was beautiful and what are you doing in the photo? He texted back it was taken when he re-enlisted for 5 more years. Waterworks and more waterworks. I am so proud of him and all he has done to keep us safe. I call him the bionic man with the titanium brackets and screws along with ceramic discs in his neck. UGH! Getting shot.. another story which I found out by text as well.
After that...the cell is pretty much always on. hehe. 

I spent some time yesterday reading the letter in this pic. It was sent to my gram's gram in 1887. Her father was a prisoner of war at Andersonville Prison during the civil war. He was held for 244 days- from Oct 11, 1863 to June 10th , 1864 when he died. The payment due to her was $61. Our course it was never received. 

So many gave up so much and still do. God Bless our servicemen and women, their families and our country. 

Enjoy your week friends.


Elizabethd said...

That must be very hard for you. What a brave son you have.

Theresa said...

I know you are proud, nervous and proud! Please thank him for his service from me! Beautifully framed letter for memories! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Barb said...

Hi Elizabeth! He is brave for sure. Me....trying to be. Sending love.

Barb said...

Hi Theresa! Not signed into blogger but wanted to thank you for stopping by. You hit it right, proud but nervous. Hope your nephew is doing well. Big hugs.

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Rambler said...

Your son does the same as mine - tells me after the event, if at all. I hear things on the news and email him in a panic and he always calms me down and says he's absolutely fine. Yeah right! He has been working in Afghanistan for more than 5 years now, for a charity who try to provide training and resources for Afghans (particularly the women) so that they can be self-sufficient. It's a frustrating job, as certain people are so determined to rid their country of foreigners, no matter how much good they are doing.
Meanwhile, we Mums try not to worry and let our sons do the work which fulfils them.

Barb said...

Rambler, I hear you! God Bless your son and you too!

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