Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's not good-bye...

Military send offs can be some of the hardest. (as I'm sure many of you have experienced) I cannot claim that this one is about my husband, father of my children or even my boyfriend. This is just a good friend of mine leaving to protect this beautiful country we live in. It's a scary thought, but a very respectable act...all at the same time. This past weekend my bestie and I went to see a concert and ended up staying with this friend. He leaves this week for Dubai as a security personnel for the Navy. As we sat up talking with him for hours (meaning I asked 100 questions) I began thinking about how scary it must be for soldiers. Trained as they may be, leaving friends and family for months or years on end is terrifying. Most military men and women will tell you that joining their branch was the best thing that ever happened to them and he is no different. Question after question, he answered very calmly. It was almost as if he was trying to calm me down. (the conversation got very deep about religious governments in middle eastern countries) The "good-bye" was simple and short, no tears! (which is good for me) But on the way home I began to think about how serious this was and how each and every one of those Navy men are leaving someone. I'm sure every one of you knows a military member, if you are not a spouse, family member or one yourself.

This is a salute to every one of them, God bless y'all.

Thank you for fighting for our freedom.

J and I fighting over something stupid, typical. (this was this last weekend)

he looks serious here. kinda scares me a tad. keep it up J!
- If you can't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them. -


  1. My brother just entered the Navy, and while I am so proud of his commitment and dedication, I'm terrified of when he will be deployed someday. My future-brother-in-law (sister's fiance) is currently in Kuwait with the National Guard. It's such an amazing act of service to our country, and at the same time its scary to think what he's putting himself through.

    Praying for your friend's safety! xoxox

  2. I agree about them serving our country. And God bless them in their travels. I thank them for what they do everyday and I will be praying for them as well.