Saturday, May 26, 2012

Army Wife Thanks Memorial Day Weekend

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!


16 comments:

  1. What a great Memorial Day Thank You to your husband for his services! It's such a blessing to have people like him serving for us. Happy Memorial Day :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Shane _truly_ appreciates it when people recognize military service! Hope you enjoyed your weekend :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower from the Take 2 blog hop. I would love if you followed me back at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com

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    1. Nice to meet you! Thank you so much for stopping by my page. I look forward to reading your blog :)

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  3. What great pics! Looks like you had a great weekend!

    Julie @ Naptime Review

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  4. Following and looking forward to reading more!
    Hope you will follow back.
    Daisy @ http://trendymomreviews.blogspot.com

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    1. Daisy! Thanks for the follow. I'm a happy follower. I love supporting my fellow bloggers. As soon as our impending move to NC settles down I look forward to reading your reviews :)

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  5. Thank you to your husband for all of his sacrifices!!

    I'm reading your pages now, you have so much helpful info. Thanks for sharing! PS We love Trader Joe's. :)

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    1. Camille,
      Isn't TJs the best??? :) Shane truly appreciates it when people acknowledge his service. I _always_ share such sentiments! Thanks so much Camille!

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  6. You found my blog on the blog hop and I am finally getting back to yours!!

    So many comments... first, LOVE the name Brielle! That has always been in our top 5 and I love seeing it on other cute little girls. Second, you are so cute! I love your writing and your blog is adorable. Third, you are so brave and amazing to be a military wife!!

    Looking forward to more posts!

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    1. Tracie,,, thank you for visiting me! Your compliments have made my day! I've been stressed with our upcoming move (third in three years.... sigh....) and such thoughtfulness puts a huge smile on my face! :)

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  7. this post made me tear up. i cant imagine the times of distance. but i am glad you say the good outweighs the bad. =) the pics of your hubby and kids after deployment are so heartwarming. i actually just wrote a post on my blog dedicated to families like yours who sacrifice for all of us..=)
    you stopped by my facebook to "like" it the other day and i wanted to stop by and say hello, more personally.. =) better than just clicking "like" back, right? also followed your twitter, Im funnythingblog =)
    seriously, thanks so much for allowing your hubby to serve... what an honor..

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    1. Julie! What a such lovely comment! You warmed my heart!!! We are in the process of moving (again) this week (moving truck is literally out front), but when I have some more _TIME_ I want to visit your blog in depth :)

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  8. This was an amazing and lovely post. It sounds like you are so very blessed with a wonderful husband and sweet children.

    Loved that I came by tonight and read this. It made me smile. :)

    Tami

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    1. Tami,
      Thank you for the kind words! I do feel blessed. Appreciate the visit :)

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