Monday, May 31, 2010

A BIG THANK YOU GOES OUT TO ALL OF OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN EVERYWHERE!!

Because of them we are free. I lost an uncle in WW II, I wasn't alive at the time (sheshssssh, I am old but not that old)....but my grandmother had a picture of him in the hallway. Having never met him, I still loved him. My grandmother had a stroke when she found out he was killed.

Here is my baby in Iraq.....I often think of my grandmother when she got the news and I would think of my son and how devastating it would be for me.

Us mommas love our babies, can't we live in Peace?????



Same son jumping out of planes...This young man was always a daredevil....we never thought he would live to see 3 years old and here he is now flying in the skies.



All I can say is THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! Always praying for this young man and your youngins.....too!!

25 comments:

JustCindy said...

I can't imagine how your grandmother felt the day she received the news about her son. My son-in-law likes jumping out of planes also. I've never understood why anyone would enjoy jumping out of a perfectly good plane. ;)

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

We have many brave men and women on both sides of our families. Now, we are getting ready to send off our daughter. Many prayers go out to all who have or are serving our country.

Gene Black said...

Thanks Barb! I have a nephew who is in the military, my brother retired from the Air Force and I have MANY friends who are veterans.
Thank God for those who keep us free.

Marie said...

God bless them and we love them and I know how you feel about your son I doabout mine and he is going back to Iraq in January. Peace is so important for us. Hugs, Marie

True Blue Nana said...

Yes thank you thank you. My father served in WW 2 and my husband in Vietnam. My cousin's son in law is in Afghanistan. She flew in from California last night with her daughter and 2 small grandsons. She is hoping her daughter will be with her most of the summer so she can help her with the children. A lot of folks are pitching in to help our men and women overseas.

Pat said...

Oh, yes.....wouldn't it be wonderful if we could live to see the day we all lived in peace?? I'm thinking maybe if MOMS were the heads of all the countries, that could happen...as they could all relate to how they feel about their children. (I can dream...right?) Nice smile on your son's face in that "before the jump" photo!

Miri said...

You've said it all. Bless you!

quiltsbylee said...

I held my breath for six years while my son was in the Air Force. He was over there twice. At the same time my oldest was in the Navy I worried about him but not as much since he was on a very large ship but spent most of the time on shore. I am thankful that they came home to me safely and thankful that they served our country.

Jackie said...

I think if the world was ruled by Mothers, that there would be peace. Thank your son and your family for their service to our country.

SheilaC said...

Amen, Barb!! Hugs and prayers for them all...

SheilaC

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks to your son Barb, for his willingness to serve our country. And thanks to the families, who are also giving up their sons/fathers/brothers to keep our country free.

Kaye said...

God Bless and a big Thank You to your son and all the other service men and women who serve so we can have the freedoms we do

Michelle said...

God bless your son for his service to our country! My son will enter the Air Force in two years after college and on top of being an AF wife, I can only imagine the feelings I'll have as a mother of a serviceman. God bless you too and prayers for your son's safe return. Hugs!!

SewCalGal said...

Great post.

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Tonya's Sewing Room said...

thanks to all the young and old men, and especially to your wonderful son, his momma raised him well

lesthook said...

Lots of plane jumping around here with the 82nd airborne based here! mY LATE HUBBY JUMPED FOR MOST OF HIS ACTIVE DUTY CAREER (24 YEARS).Sorry about caps,LOL! My brother in law is currently stationed here in 18 th corp. God Bless all our sons and daughters serving!

kpaints said...

Wonderful post, thank you for sharing pictures of your son! There has only been one person in our family, who fought for our nation and that was in the Civil War! Thank you young men and women everywhere who serve to keep the Peace!

rebecs said...

my love, and prayers goes out to your son, and your family for all their sacrifices!

(thanks for all your comments on my blogs :)

sewmeow said...

Yes..thanks to all of them. My family has lots of veterans; my dad was in the Army in WWII, my Father In Law in the Army in WWII.
Also had two Uncles WWII, one killed in Germany. Then two Brother in Laws in Army during Korean War, 2nd husband was in Viet Nam, one nephew was in Air Force then reserves for 20 yrs., recently two great nephews; one was in Army, one a Marine during Iraq and Afganhistan.

My flag is flying today!

Nanci said...

you must have had a first aid kit at hand when this one was young! Just look at that face. You know he wasn an imp!
Now he's a handsome imp and protecting his country!
lovely Barb, just lovely!

Julia said...

God bless them all...we love them and I know how you feel about your son.. may he be kept safe and come home soon..
Julia ♥

Melinda Cornish said...

I am now the wife of a veteran and my brother has been to Iraq three times already....I appreciate what they do....we all should whether we agree with the politics or not....
I still wish for peace too......

Kathleen said...

Thank you to your son for his service. It's hard to breathe when our 'little boys' are over there acting like men.

Jean said...

What a wonderful young man, you must be so proud! Thanks to him and all the others protecting us.

Inch Worm Fabrics said...

I get all choked up when I think about the service men that are risking their lives so we can be free. We were traveling home yesterday and passed a grave yard in Ritsville Wa and they had flags all the way around the graveyard. It made me proud to be an American. I imagine that each flag represented a service man that had died and was buried in their cementary. Thanks to all those brave young people especially my nephews.