Saturday, November 6, 2010

Not home for Christmas...


Sure, Thanksgiving comes first!  But, I've got Christmas on my mind right now.  Those of you that know me well know that I'm not a big Christmas guy.  Never have been, really.  Even less so as I grow older.

It's a long boring deal that I won't subject y'all to.

But, last Christmas, I almost had all my boys home for Christmas.  The only one that couldn't make it was #2 son.  Now, #2 son is living back here, so he'll enjoy the season with kin.  But, #1 son won't.

No, #1 son is deploying to Iraq on Dec. 12.  In fact, he's boots on the ground in Fayetteville, NC right now getting all prepped up at Fort Bragg.  I ran across this Christmas card at Buck's joint, and it really grabbed me.  Of course, #1 son won't see the snowy Dec. 25 that our WWII heroes did.  And, even though he'll likely be in the air on his task, it won't be in a plane like this.

And, he won't be home. 

He'll be half a world away. 

And, I pray he'll be of good cheer.


  1. I know Fayetteville and Ft. Bragg all too well.

    Best of luck to your son, Andy.

  2. Pepper spent quite a lot of time at Bragg.

    Praying for you all.

  3. Yep... our best thoughts* go with SN1, Andy. And thanks for the link.

    * coz we haven't got that prayer thing down.

  4. We don't do a big Christmas either. But I have been known to send out a card or two. With SN1 deploying, you will have to let us in on his address. We can bombard him with cards.


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