My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Monday, July 21, 2008

Finally had time....

A year ago July 4th Infantry Dad wandered my way....starting a friendship and entrance into a community of parents of active duty military that has been incredibly rewarding for me. At that time Infantry Dad's son Matt was deployed to Iraq. As the other sons of our little commenting circle came home I've rejoiced for each, but always awaiting the return of Matt, the first "unkown" (to me) soldier on my prayer list. I counted the days and then the hours right there with I-Dad and greatly rejoiced when I got the email that said he was Boots On the Ground! June 6th.

I danced, believe you me, I danced (and yelled and cried and prayed)!!

Unfortunately, due to some changes that took place in my life at the same time I haven't had a chance to share this dance with you fellow bloggers till today.

Infantry Dad, I'm sorry it's late. Matt stays on the prayer list, as do you and your wife.

And if you listen close, you can hear Sugars (who is at my feet just out of the shot) singing for him too.

A huge Thank You to Matt for his service to our country and for doing what it takes so that I and my children may be free.

We are so very glad you're home safe.

3 comments:

diana said...

you are such a brave soul to get in front of the camera - and to do a dance no less.

yay for matt and his family!

Stephanie D. said...

Woohoo! Another one home!

I won't comment on the dance, but my vote is for Sugars on the next American Idol!

Infantry Dad said...

M&M Please don't appologize for not having the time to honor Matt and us with the happy dance.
I knew that your heart was in the right place!!
In the movie Love Story the phrase "being in love means never having to say your sorry" was coined.
I believe that goes more for freinds. As being in love for some 38 years or so has taught me that it is good to know when to say your sorry!!
I am thankful that this whacky thing called the blogosphere brought you and your wonderful family into our world.
We will be forever greatful for your thoughts and prayers and support, and that of the many others who share our anxiety when our soldiers are in harms way.
God bless you.

Now I gotta go see the dance.