Friday, February 6, 2009

Newborn Gifts

A nurse helps a US soldier with sterile covers for his boots, during a visit to a maternity hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009. US and Iraqi forces distributed gifts for the newborn babies in the government-owned hospital which reopened on Jan. 18 following refurbishment.
AP Photo by LOAY HAMEED

14 comments:

Bob said...

God Bless Our Troops!

Jormengrund said...

Even though he's in an operational zone, I think he's just a bit overdressed for the maternity ward..

Maybe just the flak jacket and pistol?

The M-16 is a bit over the top for me.

AirmanMom said...

bob...amen! Thank you for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

jormengrund..Your observation is valid. my purpose for posting is to show the goodness in our soldiers, in all situations. Not to mention, I am thinking of babies this week! Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa said...

I was thinking how sad to have to carry a gun into the hospital to visit the maternity ward. But that is the reality of their lives right now. And I caught on to the fact that this was a baby related posting....how wonderfully precious. I can't wait to hear more details about your new precious angel. Your girls are just so beautiful, hope all is going well. Have a wonderful day and weekend!!!
I have to get back to painting now!

AirmanMom said...

lisa...I agree with your viewpoint, it is where they are right now. My daughter and her daughter are recovering nicely, thank you for asking.

ABNPOPPA said...

I think this is a classic photo. The innocence of the nursery and the danger of the war zone protected by the American Warrior.

Pops

AirmanMom said...

pops...perfection!

Julie said...

Just getting caught up on the wonder that is your blog....

AirmanMom said...

julie...welcome back! your words have been missed!

Call Me Grandma said...

Nice story. Goodness...now that is the way to win wars.

AirmanMom said...

grandma...a picture paints a thousand words, don't you agree?

Love Letters to the Middle East said...

Now this is a positively happy story :)

Thanks for this one.

AirmanMom said...

HL...weren't we just typing about this at your blog? :)