Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Son

My son is a 1st Lieutenant, an Infantry Officer, in the United States Marine Corps.  He left today for Afghanistan.  Harry and I pray every day for his safe return to his beautiful loving wife and precious baby boy.  We will fly this deployment flag in our son's honor until he is safely home with his family.  We are so very proud of him.

Godspeed Mike...Semper Fi


  1. I know you are proud of him. I thank him for serving our country. God bless!

  2. What an awesome photo with the helicopter! I am sure he will happy to get back to enjoy his family and your cooking soon!

  3. I too thank him for his service to our country...I will pray with you for his safe return to family and friends.

  4. Thank you, Gardening in Texas. We are so very proud of him. He's an amazing young man.

    Hi Kelsey. That photo was taken in Haiti last year. His Company was temporary deployed to help help after the earthquake. The good thing is, his wife is as good a cook, if not better, as I am! She's definitely a better baker! He's well fed :)

    Thank you, Cat. Any and all prayers are deeply appreciated.

  5. This day came sooner than I had expected! We will all pray that he stays safe and return to his loving family. We are all very proud of Mike! Thank you for defending our country, but please stay safe.
    Love to all,

  6. Hi Di,
    Jim and I will pray for Mike and Katie and family every day.
    We are so proud of Mike.

  7. And well you should be so very proud. Thank you for sharing his commitment to country with us. We appreciate every young person who serves.

  8. Thanks Esti...we'll talk later today.

    Thank you Cathy...we are so proud of him too :) I'll definitely keep you posted.

    Thank you, NellJean, for your good wishes and support of our son. We are so proud. There are so many selfless young men and women out there serving. We need to keep them *all* in mind.

  9. Hello Diane,
    you have all reasons to be proud of your son.
    I am proud of all our guys and thank them for what they are doing for our freedom and protecting our country.
    God Bless your son Mike and I hope he will return safe back to his family soon.
    Paula Jo

  10. Our prayers are with Mike, Katie and Michael
    and his parents.
    Love Ma

  11. Hi Paula Jo...thank you for your support of our son and all the brave people defending our way of life. We are so proud of Mike and are counting down the days till he's home with his beautiful family.

    Thank you Mamma...I'll call you later today. I'm OK...really :)

  12. My 19 yr old son Michael was accepted into an excellent college but has chosen to enlist instead. He leaves for boot camp this October with an infantry MOS. You and your family will be in my prayers!!

  13. Prayers and thanks to Mike and your entire family. So brave. I can see why you're very proud!

  14. Wow should be very proud of your son. Thank you for your prayers and your son will also be in mine.

    Thank you Beth. Mike is an amazing young man and we are so proud of him. He is the finest Marine officer out there :) (But I'm a bit biased of course :)

  15. I visit your blog to enjoy your Texas garden, God Bless your son---a son is very special, mine is 20 and my youngest, so your son is in my prayers---you fly that flag high---and be proud!...Roberta:-)

  16. Your son and his family are in my prayers. I also have a son that was in the military for four years. He is now going to school and will return to the military as an officer. So I know how proud you are of him but at the same time worry about him.

  17. Thank you for stopping by Roberta. Yes, sons are very special indeed. And we do fly this flag high and with great pride!

    Hi Kim...blessings to your son as well. Yes, there is worry, but most days the pride and love we feel for him overshadows any worry :)

  18. Having been in the Army myself (11 years, also in infantry), I know how you feel. There will be some anxious moments for you all, but I earnestly hope your boy will return unharmed, having played his part as he will have been trained to do.