Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Last year, I shared my appreciation for all veterans--but especially my husband.  At the time, he was halfway around the world in Djibouti for work.  I'm so glad that he's here with me and Ella this time around.

I realize that unlike Mother's Day or Father's Day or Administrative Assistant's Day, you don't necessarily give any gifts to veterans on a day like today.  The typical mode of operation is simply to thank them and recognize their selfless contribution to our country.  But I can't help but think that I was able to give him the gift that he always wanted--he now has Ella.  I look forward to explaining to her that her daddy is a brave and honorable officer in the US Army.

Today's blessing was that my big, strong veteran showed his soft side and stayed home with Ella so that I could go into town and have lunch with my friend.  It was the first time that I had truly been completely alone (beyond going to the bathroom) since that afternoon in the hospital.  Sure, I missed each of them in their own special way, but I know that it was healthy to take some time for just myself.  Aside from a diaper blowout, they did just fine without me.


  1. I'm pretty sure these babies know exactly when Daddy is on his own - and thats when they let loose on the blowouts. :)


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