Monday, February 28, 2011

Farewell To Our Soldier

Yesterday we bid farewell to our son-in-law, Erin's husband and Shylee's daddy.  He is in the National Guard and is headed to Iraq for the second time.  Saturday was the official farewell ceremony and early Sunday morning was the final good-bye.  There was lots of hugs and kisses.

A little confusion.

Some picture taking.

Lots of waiting.

There was the good-bye.

And then they were off.

We will miss Dan for sure, but we are so proud of him and his willingness to serve his country.  He and his fellow soldiers will be in our prayers everyday.

Have a happy Monday!!!


  1. XOXO He will be in my prayers as well.It is a huge sacrifice for Erin and Shylee. Love and hugs to all of you.

  2. Thank you to Dan, for serving our country. God bless him and your family! I pray that God keeps him safe! Hugs to all of you from me too.

  3. GOD BLESS THEM ALL AND KEEP THEM ALL SAFE. We will keep you all in our prayers. :)

  4. Your photos are a lovely tool for sharing pivotal moments that those of us without loved ones in the military never experience. Thank you for sharing. Your courageous son-in-law, his fellow soldiers and your family will be in my prayers.

  5. Wow! 45 years ago I too was hugging the love of my life on his way to serve, my thoughts and prayers for a happy reunion are with you and this beautiful young couple!

  6. That is so SO hard! My brother was active duty (retired now thank God) and went twice. I pray he will be safe and home as soon as he can be!

  7. God bless Dan and your will all be in my prayers

    janet xox

  8. Wishing you and your family well :)

    What an a amazingly generous thing Dan and his fellow soldiers are doing. (and their family's too!) Keeping the world in order and safe for us everyday.

    I admire anyone who can make that commitment.

    Thank you all so very much from my family to yours. Love T. :)

  9. Annette - such a sad but brave moment for you all. To make that commitment not once but twice is admirable beyond compare. He will be in my thoughts until he returns.

    Hugs - Marie

  10. May God bless him and keep him safe!

  11. What a wonderful post and such lovely and heartfelt comments. Our men and women in uniform are to be held in highest esteem and cherished in our hearts. The sacrifices they make for us are hard and many, may God bless them and keep them out of harm's way. May your son-in-law soon be back in the arms of his beloved family.
    I send my prayers and a wish that someday our little planet will know peace on Earth for all humanity in every country. An Earth of tolerance to each other's differences, understanding and respect for all human rights...but maybe I'm dreaming of heaven on Earth.

  12. ps - Your granddaughter is beautiful. What a precious little cherub she is.

  13. What a sad day, but still a good one. Everyone will miss him terribly!
    Hoping that he has a safe time, and returns safely too.
    Your granddaughter is a sweety! :)

  14. What a great post. I'm friking crying here. Make it stop! I wish for Dan and you all every happiness and few sacrafices .. I'm following.



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