Yesterday my sweet husband left me a Facebook post on my wall letting me know someone had taken the time to hand him the Holiday Edition of the Stars and Stripes. I was estatic- he said "I got your Christmas message thank you and I love you ." It made my heart all warm and fuzzy also put a HUGE smile on my face. I try every time Paul is deployed over Christmas to make sure he gets that special shout out in the Stars and Stripes Holiday Edition. It may not mean much to anyone else, but for him to know I took the time months in advance to go to their website to submit the photo & write a little message means he knows he is thought of continually. To me that is the most important thing on the earth while he is deployed. I know he get's tired, discouraged & home sick. If this small gesture of love shows him how loved & missed he is then I will take the time every deployment to make it happen. Here is the link to go look through the digital copy. We are on page 2 lower left hand corner. But take the time to look at all the faces of the families who are missing a loved one this December around their Christmas tree. Take the time if you see someone you recognize to send them an email or text message to remind them they are in this special edition. Also if you know of a military family that is missing someone this year drop in the snail mail a card to just say we are thinking of you all. It will mean more to that family then you could ever possibly know. All we want is our soldiers to feel loved & everyone to remember they aren't all home yet.
Holiday Edition of the Stars & Stripes
Here is the picture we used for Paul, he is missing from the photo which makes it even more meaningful. We love you and can't wait to see you on R&R hopefully in the next few months.