Sunday, January 10, 2010

Godspeed, Shay!

Please take a moment today to give hugs and lift your prayers for Shay's Mom. Shay is leaving Fairchild AFB today, to begin her deployment in Iraq.

Shay attended Tech School at Wright-Patterson. She and her mom met my son, John and they enjoyed a lunch together. Shay's Mom is retired from the Army; she understands first hand what it is like to walk in her daughter's boots.

My hope is to meet Shay at BWI, before her departure. She makes her Mom proud. Shay is a brave young woman, dedicated to our Nation. I have no doubt she will serve our Country well.

Shay, my heartfelt thanks for your sacrifice. May God watch over you and protect you. May God comfort the heart of your Mom, who loves you so.

Godspeed, Shay!

22 comments:

Mary said...

AM,

I will be praying for Shay. What a dedicated young woman. I hope you do get to meet her.

Praying for all of our brave men and women in uniform. We lost four and a female journalist last week. Please pray for their families.

Blessings,
Mary

Coffeypot said...

Bless her. Recon she needs some jokes and Playboy mags? Maybe some candy or jerkey?

Rie Rie said...

Well said. Definitely keeping her in my prayers.

jojo said...

God Bless you Shay...
thanks for the heads up AM, I'm on my way over to wish her the best...;p

AirmanMom said...

mary...your prayers will be most definetely felt. A thank you note is on its way to you...lovely gift! I thank you!!!!!

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...oh my goodness! I'm sure a box of anything, will brighten her day! Thanks for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

rie tie...thanks for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

jojo....your well wishes are going to be appreciated. thank you!

KCB said...

Thanks so much for the follow! :) I browsed your blog this evening and I LOVE it. I'll be back often.

Prayers and blessings to you and yours. I participate in Any Soldier as well; I'm looking forward to gaining more insights on how I can help those deployed and their loved ones here at home through your blog.

Keep up the GREAT blog.

Karen

AirmanMom said...

kcb...I thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I did enjoy your blog and do look forward to reading your words again soon.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Talked to Michelle via text a little yesterday. Had been thinking of her and Shay all day. Will keep them both in my prayers.

Hallie

Michelle said...

AM, I am in tears. What a wonderful thing for you to do. You are a wonderful person. It would be great if Shay were able to meet you. You would love her. But I also know that her time is not her own today and she has to do what "they" want to do. If not on this end of the trip then definatly on the return leg. Hugs my friend.

AirmanMom said...

hallie...between you, Michelle and myself...oh my! Three Moms of deployed soldiers. We will be constant prayer warriors for each other.

Sarge Charlie said...

godspeed shay, you and your mom are in our prayrs.

AirmanMom said...

michelle...hugs to both you and Shay... Two strong women, who I have so much respect for! Stay Strong and Pray Hard, my friend. I'm always here for you.

Bonnie said...

My prayers are with Shay.

christian soldier said...

Shay-may God protect you and your fellow warriors and -
to Shay's Mom-may you find peace while Shay is 'over there'..
C-CS

AirmanMom said...

bonnie...thanks so much!

AirmanMom said...

c-cs...amen.

AirmanMom said...

sarge...I do appreciate you stopping by.

keri said...

as we support and pray for our troops, like you all have said, the moms and families need prayers and support too.
my son has only been in the USAF for 7 months. we haven't dealt with anything like this yet.
but i feel so much for those who are going through it. i'm proud of our troops and proud of the families.

AirmanMom said...

keri...so many thanks to your son for making the choice to serve our nation. the families of our soldiers are all in need of prayers, whether the soldier is stateside or away. Thank you for stopping by!