My cousin Derek just arrived for his 15 day R&R time. He has been in Iraq over 6 months! I could not imagine all that he deals with on a day to day basis while in Iraq. Sitting with him at dinner tonight made me think about all that I take for granted each and every day. Just minutes before we got to the restaurant, I was fussing at the kids for fighting with each other. He has not seen his daughter, Jasmine in 6 months. I can't even fathom being away from my kiddos for half that time. His wife, Tiffany is a single parent when he is away. How does she do it?
My kiddos were so excited to see their great-cousin, Jasmine. They sat at the kid's table together and were so well behaved!!
How cute is she!!! I think she was pretty happy to see her daddy!! :)
The Castros....I love this picture. They look so happy!!! I cannot wait until Derek is home for good so they can have their sweet, little family back together.
I am so happy we were able to see Derek, Tiffany and Jasmine. It is the greatest feeling to be around family!!!
There is so much I take for granted each day. I pray for my cousin, the other troops and their families that sacrifice each day so we can live in the wonderful country called America.
God Bless You All!!