I took this picture last summer while visiting North Carolina. The grown man you see is my older brother, David. His son, Preston, and Noah are with him. Just a few weeks after this picture was taken, my brother shipped off to Afghanistan and would remain there for six months. Being away from his family has been excruciatingly difficult for him as well as for his wife and children. We’ve done our best to keep up with him but it’s just not the same. He has longed to return home.
I am pleased to tell you that he left Afghanistan TODAY and should be arriving in Kuwait very soon. We’ll know in the morning. Lord willing, he arrives back to North Carolina on Tuesday.
And I couldn’t be more relieved.
Celebrate the military with me…especially those serving away from their families. They sacrifice so much. More than I could ever imagine.
I love you, David. I’m proud of you. Someone get a tissue for my mother.