My husband, Shane, is active duty in the Army. I don't show my appreciation for his service enough. Poor Shane works _crazy_ long hours (I'm talking 18-24 hour days on occasion), travels on temporary assignments weekly, has deployed three times and deals with a level of stress most of us can not comprehend. How do I show my appreciation? "Shane,,, take out the trash!" I guess that is marriage.... providing levity.... but I wanted to take this Memorial Day weekend to say thank you for his many sacrifices.
Brielle and Daddy at Shane's promotion. I chose this picture because (a) Shane looks really cute (b) Brielle is demonstrating just how much we take such an honor for granted!
But,,, I did get him a big "Airborne" cake! May I brag on my husband for a second? Shane is an Airborne Ranger... pretty hot!
Plus,,, he gives his mother flowers. . .
and amazing hugs!
Sometimes this life can be very hard.
Brenden greeting Daddy at the airport after a long deployment.
Brielle and Bridget greeting Daddy! He missed so many of their early months . . .
Brenden's sixth birthday. Where was Daddy? He misses so many milestones . . .
But,,, sometimes the military life can be very exciting! Don't worry,,, the good outweighs the bad! I just wanted to show Shane that I understand and respect his sacrifice.
Your family loves you! Honoring your service this Memorial Day weekend!