Friday, July 31, 2009

Major Means

Sam taking the oath.

"Sealing" it with a kiss. Note the kids faces, what a nice moment.

Me fumbling to get the new rank on his hat.

Of our 13 year marriage Sam has been away from us about 3 1/2 years. It has been a way of life for us. We have forge incredible friendships that will last forever. Most recently Sam did a year long deployment to Iraq. We recently celebrated him being back a year. This December will mark the end of his military commitment. As one of his final milestones with the Army, Sam pinned on the rank of Major today. His boss that he served with in Iraq, Major Khatod, did the honors at the 40th Signal Battalion, Fort Huachuca, AZ. Major Khatod even passed down his rank that he wore in Iraq, as he will be promoting soon. Sam was excited to have the warriors he served with meet his family. It was a really neat day. Part of me misses the Army a lot and I know Sam misses it some. He was good at what he did. Congratulations, Babe, I'm proud of what you did then and what you do now.
Tomorrow we wake early and head south. Our trip to Jerez will take about 12 hours. I hope to blog while I am there, but we will have to wait and see. I am sure it will be a busy time, as last time we were there we barely had time to look up.

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