When my son, Joe was deployed to Iraq in 2004, he wrote us a heartfelt letter after the loss of one of his fellow soldiers and several of his own brushes with death. A part of the letter said:
I think a lot of nights, restless nights, of the days to come. I ponder and daydream of the good and the bad and the anxiety weighs on me like a ton of bricks. Will I make it back? Will I be so different from when I left? What will I do with my life? Will I be successful? Will I be happy?
I answered him back: I will dance at your wedding and sing lullabies to your children. Joe made it back in 2005. My wedding prediction came true. I danced at his wedding.
Now, it is with great joy that I ask you to join me in celebrating the birth of my new grandson. Thank God for our blessings. Congratulations to my son and his amazing wife, Katie. I composed a lullaby and I will sing to baby Joey.
Calling all family members, friends, and troops. Tell me your story. Tell me about someone who is your hero, serving our country-past or present. Tell me your story about someone you served with you.
I will be featuring stories about our nation’s heros on Love You More Than You Know next month in September.Help me honor our brave service members and let the world know how courageous and selfless they are. Find tips to get started here. Send pictures and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wedding bells are in store for this Airmen and his girlfriend. What a wonderful surprise. There is nothing like wrapping your arms around a loved one for the first time after they are home from a deployment. Watch her face! Celebrate the joys of life everyday! Many blessings to this young couple for many happy years!