Sunday, November 11, 2007

Congrats, Good Luck, and Thanks

Sunday, November 11

Congratulations to my parents
on their 29th Anniversary today!
29 years... and three wonderful girls. Hehehe.

Good luck to Mom and Dad
on there Big Sur Half Marathon in California this morning!!
(What a way to spend an Anniversary!)

Thanks to all those Veterans out there....
and especially one in particular....
close to us at home.
We appreciate all you've done.

Pictured Left to Right: me, Susan (sister), Blaine (now brother-in-law), and Steph (sister)....the night of Blaine's return from Iraq in April of 2004...

In Honor of all Veterans

They come from all corners of America,
sons and daughters of factory workers,
truck drivers, housewives, professionals and farmers.

Veterans are of different age, race, sex, color and creed.
Some are short or tall, others thin or stout,
but all are willing to sacrifice their life
to protect our country, fellow citizens and world freedom.

They join the military, some with no training,
hoping that they can in some way make a difference.
Little do they know that each individual’s sacrifice
makes a distinct impact in the preservation
of what our forefathers fought for.

A veteran is one who cries when his fellow soldier dies,
but continues on with the mission assignment.
They heal the wounded … some bury the dead.
There are those who plan the missions
and others who seek out the enemy.

Some must transport them to battle, along with those
who provide support and cover in their journey.
There are Commanders, who must give orders for war,
and Chaplains who pray for them all.

The veteran returns from battle, some injured,
others mentally scarred for life.
All are very humble, matured and not willing to share
the death and destruction they may have witnessed,
there is no need to cause others despair.

Deep inside their hearts the Veteran know
their goal of sacrifice,
was to serve their country proudly and
help bring peace for all that will follow.

W. Robb Robichaud
Vietnam Veteran
November 11, 2002


L*I*S*A said...

Big congrats to your mom and dad. That's great!

Also, thanks to all the veterans for all they do. We owe them so much.

Neese said...

Happy Anniversary to Mom & Dad!!! They are a handsome couple! -- and I see they (at least he) drinks beer...AND they run half marathons, how cool of parents can you get!??!! :)

Jess said...

Congrats to your parents and good luck to them on their race!

Anonymous said...

I swear, you and your sisters and mom look SO much alike!

RunnerGirl said...

I hope my hubby and I spend our 29th anniversary in the same way as your parents, that's awesome!

J~Mom said...

First thing I noticed was how much you look like your mom!! I hope their race went well! Great post!

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Mendy said...

Happy Anniversary for your Mom and Dad! What an accomplishment. You look so much like your Mother! I agree that's the first thing I thought of when I saw that picture.

Very neat picture!

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary! Good luck to both of them.

Unknown said...

Congratulations to you all! You are very blessed to have parents who love and support one another - who've stuck together through thick and thin.

Danielle said...

Wow, that's very cool that your parents are running a half to celebrate...that's just too cool

PNW Runner said...

Awwe what a sweet post, Happy Anniversary to your parents! That's a great way to spend your special day!

Anne said...

I can't get over how much you look like your mom!