Our Troops often hear the words, "Thanks for your sacrifice".
The men and women who serve our Nation, certainly do sacrifice many of the everyday events we enjoy and quite often take for granted. Even the most mundane of chores here at home, can become major inconveniences when deployed to Afghanistan. Think about it.. if you don't care to dust your living room, imagine living in a dust bowl in a tent in the Middle East. Think about going to the fridge and pouring a glass milk...it's a little thing for us...but for most Soldiers it is the number one thing they look forward to, when they return home.
So where is AirmanMom going with this post? At John and Di's wedding, I met the most adorable couple. Sylvia is 8 months pregnant with their first child. She departed from the USAF on Monday morning. Tuesday morning, she and Matt were leaving for Florida. You see...Matt is deploying for 6-9 months to Afghanistan. His daughter will be born two weeks after he deploys. Sylvia will stay with her family, so she will have help with the baby.
No doubt there are countless stories like this one, among military families. This young Airman will sacrifice being there for the birth of his first child. This young mom will face being a new parent, without the man she loves (trust me, they are an ultra-cute couple). Her family will take in this young family, offering support and love.
Please keep each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine in your constant prayers. Let's not forget their sacrifices...