I was really touched when Chelsey gave me this award. And I was really of the mindset to call my daddy right away and say look dad! I got some military bling! But, I decided to lay low because in honor of this wonderful Blog Award I wanted to share a story from my past. This story will be posted after I do my duties to this wonderful award.
My dad was deployed quite a bit when I was growing up, especially the first 7 years of my life. But before I start rambling let me give you the three reasons why and how my family Supports Our Troops.
- Our family runs an investment casting foundry. And although my role in the company is pretty small I am mighty proud of the parts we build for the defense of our country. I won’t go into details on them but some of them are pretty vital. I am extremely proud of the company my father- in –law started more than 40 years ago. And he himself served our country in his youth.
- I am a military brat. I hold that part of my life very close. I was taught that you don’t wear a flag you fly it. I was taught to treat the American flag with the respect it deserves. The flag represents our country, The United States of America. I love my country. Too many have lost their lives to keep that flag flying, for me to do otherwise.
- When I see a man or woman in uniform I always stop and say hello or at least give a friendly wave. Many times this occurs in an airport. And in my heart I think where is he/she about to fly off to in this big world. Then I say a little prayer for his/her safety and remember all the days that my dad had to fly off into this big world to do his duty for his country. I was lucky enough to have him come home safe and sound every single time.
If you are reading this then please stop by Bomb Shells and Southern Belles and leave a note of support to Chelsey. Waiting for you loved one to come home from deployment is one of the longest waits ever. This is your opportunity to show some support to the women who wait by the phone or the computer for just one little word from their deployed loved one. They worry, weep, and pray for this time to just be over.
I am passing this award on to someone to what I feel to be a talented blogger. I must say it was hard to choose.
God bless you all,
Pam aka (momma)
p.s. will post my military story when I finish. I just wanted to make sure I got this one complete before I moved on.
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