Saturday, May 10, 2008

a little bit of army stuff...

i don't write much about him cause his work in the army is case sensitive, and he's adamant about me keeping that promise that i would not divulge any info that might in someway hurt the company while overseas, so even though i don't write about him, we are updated from time to time that all is well and he misses us, i try not to fall apart on the phone, and i try to just update the highlights and mainly the positive ones, but one thing is for sure, we are pretty damn proud of him and the guys he is serving with...
my soldier of a husband does "something" for the army in a "company" with some great guys. some of which are from cali when we were all together (with wives). while our husbands were in training we would go to the beach, walk the canyons, cried with and then tried to look at the bright side of things when one of our husbands re-uped, got our hair done by the same girl (miss you girl!), tried to be crafty together, ate at restaurants, went to playgroups weekly and sometimes daily when we needed it, those were good times. these ladies were fast friends, i met my best friend there and even though we have so many miles inbetween us right now we still talk about living in the same nighborhood one day. all of us had so many things in common being on a military base together and going through the daily grinds of military life, i was new to the whole scene but many of them were vets and had been doing this their whole marriage, i met some amazing women all due to the military, i met women who know my pains without me even mentioning anything to them, they are spunky, fun, optimistic, and down right tough. a year ago i was having harsh thoughts about the military, and why, why, why did we do this, but now i sing a different tune i am honored to be grouped in with these ladies, and especially with these families, we maybe swimming against a lot of criticism of the public, but i assure you what they do over there is a necessity, and no matter what i am proud to be part of the support to keep America safe.

10 comments:

Mindy said...

And I am proud of you, and your husband, and all the guys he serves in the military with! Thank you!!

Marci said...

i also support wholeheartedly the mission that they are on. they are doing a lot of good even if all you see in the press is the bad part. i am so glad that you support him and have such a good attitude...i'm sure that makes it so much easier for him.
thank you for serving our country, all of you!

The Stewart's said...

We are so grateful for all the men and women serving in the military, also all of their spouses. Both party's are so brave and courages, and your CHILDREN as well! THANK YOU !!!!! we love all of you very much and thank you for serving our country. you are always in our prayers!! Vanessa you are a wonderful and AMAZING woman

kristina

haley said...

amen, amen, and amen!!! i don't know that we could ever say thank you enough for your families sacrafice. i've never met you or your husband, but i have so much love for you and people like you who will do what is needed so others can have the same freedoms that we take for granted!!! thank you, thank you, thank you!

Anonymous said...

My husband is deployed, as well. Based on your little count down clock, it looks like we both will be reunited with our guys about the same time.

This is so, so hard. My three kids and I miss our soldier terribly.

I appreciate your blog and check it often.

Hang in there with me!

Fleming Family said...

Vanessa,

I've said it before, and will say it again, you are an amazing woman. I am so grateful for all your family and the sacrafice you are all making with Jake not at home. I was watching Supernanny this last week. She was helping a family where their dad was deployed also. I don't know how feasable it is to do this, but they had their own personal family website (you could even have it be a private blog) where each of the kids had their own page to write things to their daddy so he could have that connection with them. He could answer questions, or just let them know how much he loved them, and it was special, just for that one child. I think it would benefit Nate tremendously if you were able to do such a thing. Just something I thought I'd pass along to you.

Once again, thank you for all you and Jake, and the kids do for our freedom!

girlsmama said...

You are awesome and amazing! So is your husband! Thank you for serving our country and keeping us safe and free.

Ashli said...

I was just brought to your blog because of your lovely decorating and crafting. We have a "mutual" friend. Lovely how this world connects us...ANYWAY....I have to say that I am absolutely amazed at how you manage life. You are an inspiration to many of us mothers. You should be proud of your husband, but don't ever under mind yourself or your children. We ADMIRE you all for this and just need to say, "THANK YOU!"

kelly m. said...

yes, i am praying for him and you guys! at least it looks like he has support of friends there! thanks jake, for what you are doing for us all!

Henderson Family said...

Yet another huge thank you! Im so proud of our American Troops- they are the best in the world!

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