You, my bloggy friends, know just how much I love and respect our military. Here's an up close and personal story about two of our personal heroes. *tears welling*
Over the years we have had many friends serve our great country and some of you bloggy friends are military wives (how I love and respect each of you! Thank you so much for your sacrifices!!)
Two of our family's personal heroes are my cousin and his wife. My cousin serves our country proudly and has for many, many years. He is a graduate of West Point. He is also currently deployed. He met his wife (who happens to have become a very close friend of mine) while she was also serving our country (although she has since "retired"). My cousin has a very high rank in the military, but chooses to do a job that puts him up close to danger on a regular basis.
Anyway, they, like many couples, have experienced infertility and loss. BUT God moved on their behalf and this past Friday they delivered their first baby - A beautiful baby boy, while my cousin watched via the computer, being as he is in the Middle East protecting our freedom.
In our society where the sacrifices of these heroes is often neglected, not recognized or even looked at with contempt I asked their permission to share with you my bloggy friends their joy....in hopes of reminding each of us of the sacrifices of those who love our country and, often, because of their duty they are not even able to be at the birth of their long-awaited first baby.
Meet my cousin, his wife and their first baby - a beautiful son....