Thursday, November 27, 2008

Just an aside.... Not EVE related...

The LT's leave is up today. My wife & I drove from Dallas to Norman yesterday afternoon and then I went to the OKC airport at Zero Dark Thirty to start him on his way back to Iraq.

Wasn't any easier the second time.

If my emotions were soup, Emeril would call the flavor complex. Savory pride in this young man. Sweet because of the love he has for my daughter. A touch of acid regret that the life they have chosen demands such self sacrifice.

Salt from my own tears.

O7 LT

8 comments:

Paul Simer said...

Of all the things I'm thankful for today, the service and sacrifice of our troops tops the list.

Thank you.

CrazyKinux said...

Godspeed to LT.

PsycheDiver said...

Good luck to him.

Manasi said...

Fair Winds to the Lt. I would bet it is easier for him to do his job knowing you all support him :) Add another person to the list. Hats off, and much respect given to those who serve. May he be kept safe and come home to you and your daughter soon.

Ahnog said...

I know exactly how you feel--sent my son to Iraq as well. Thank God he is back home now safe and sound.

God bless you and LT.

Techie Trekie said...
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Techie Trekie said...

God bless you all and keep him safe. Thank him for all he does for us!!

Jaggins said...

Best wishes to your family! We are privileged to have such great people serving our country. I hope he returns to you safe and sound after his tour.