Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veteran's Day!

I was raised with a military Dad. He retired before I was born, yes I was a late stage surprise;)
My Brothers both enlisted in the 60's, it was the thing to do then.

I am proud of both of them and this is my brother Richard, he is the oldest and he would send me a postcard from all of the different countries that he was in. I still have them, precious memories of a big brother who loved his little sister and went to serve his country and protect her.

Here he is standing in front of the Amangansett train station in 1964, heading for Greece.

My nephews also took on the proud tradition, as well. My Nephew Michael is still in active service and not only has he spent his time in active war zones, he has raised a wonderful family of his own.

I helped raise my nephew Phillip when he was little and my sister was on her own again. He was a sweet boy, very timid and not someone who I ever thought would enlist. He joined the military police and earned a degree in English, so he will be a teacher someday and be there for other kids. Here is is receiving the bronze star, last year. I am proud of my family for serving our country and thankful that they have come home safely.

My prayers for all the men and woman who serve and blessings that they will be protected by angels as they risk their lives to keep our country save.

And, on another note, this has not been a good month for me. I have been in a lot of pain and then sick, so trying to get rid of the rest of the flu and see what pains are left, lol. Since my fall, my elbow and arm are hurting and I find it hard to sew for long and I drop things a lot. So, I know I need to call my doc and see about getting X-rays. It means I will not be pushing myself and making as many gifts as I had wanted. I will be having a contest this month and I might be announcing it on friday, so stay tuned.

Today was my day off, nothing to do but rest and go for a nice ride to get out. Except, my DIL got a part time holiday job, so grandma is babysitting. Bill and Dani were home so they helped when I needed a break and we took him for a ride. As with all babies, he loves to ride in a car and he loves to go shopping, have never seen him smile so much, lol. The beach was too cool and windy to stay long, but it was a nice drive anyways.

Grandpa and Grandson time.


paulette said...

You sound so proud of your family, as you should!! Brought tears to my eyes!!
You take care and go to the doctor for that x-ray!! And let EVERYONE wait on you hand and foot!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

You have every right to be proud of your family members who have served. God bless them for defending our freedoms. I know I am very proud of my younger son who served in the Army.
Sweet pic of grandpa and grandson.
Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs :)

Stacey said...

Thank you for your wonderful post. What a proud patriotic family.

Chris said...

Thanks you to your family members for their service.
I hope that you are feeling better soon.

moosecraft said...

Definitely a family to be proud of! Sorry that you have been down and out since your fall... I hope the docs can give you some help so you can get back to doing what you enjoy!

Fiona said...

lovely to hear a bit about your family... hope you feel better soon.... horrible having constant pain...

Libby said...

Thanks to your family for their service.

Hope you are feeling well again sion. Enjoy that baby time.

Firecracker Kid said...

Awe, baby is so cute! You've got a wonderful military family. Handsome fellows :) My dad was the military too, but I don't know much about it.
Sounds like you may have enough help with your babysitting. Take care.