Friday, November 4, 2011

On His Way.....

The time finally arrived, my Air Force boy left for Afghanistan!  I know he will be fine, it's just a little sad and a little scary cuz you never know what will happen.   I feel really confident that he will be fine since he will more then likely never leave the base, which is one of the largest ones over there.  His first stop was Spain for a couple of days to get his jets off and on their way there, then his group followed.  His job is crew chief on the fighter jets which means he over sees that all the work that needs to be done on the jets is properly completed before the pilots take off.  He should be back safe and sound in about 7 months and then he will only have about 3 months before he is out and home for good!

Here are some of my favorite photos of him



On leave in Germany



Soccer game in England right before he came back stateside,  he was stationed there for 18 mos.


I asked him to get a pic of the famous red phone booths in England and like the good son he is.....


This photo is from three years ago when both boys made it home for Christmas
Aaron, Kate, and Chris


With his sister before leaving for the airport


On the way


 Dang, he closed his eyes!  Last photo at the airport


Till next time......
Rebecca

12 comments:

Jen said...

Oh Rebecca--what a wonderful (and handsome) son. You must be so proud!

Grammy Goodwill said...

God bless your son while he's away. (Is your other son still on active duty as well?)

Blondie's Journal said...

Your son will be in my thoughts and prayers. I love how you are staying so positive. He really is a handsome young guy...your whole family is lovely! Take care, Rebecca!

XO,
Janie

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Rebecca,

Sending over my blessings while your son is on leave! What wonderful photos of him to share! Take care & have a blessed weekend!


Hugs,
Jessie

Heather said...

As a mom too, I can understand why you would feel some concern, but you must also be so very proud of him!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a lovely family you have!

Olive Cooper said...

Will pray for his safety Rebecca. I know you are very proud of him.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

What beautiful children you have.
I will pray for your son's safety while he is away.
God bless him.
You are a wonderful mom who raised an honorable young man.

xoxo
Alison
Please thank him for the rest of us.

Sherri Cassara said...

You have a beautiful family Rebecca. I can only imagine the emotion you are feeling right now. I will pray for God's protection and peace.

Becca said...

Great pics of a beautiful family. Please thank your son for his service. My husband is a retired Marine. And, thank you for your kind and witty post about my Fall kitchen. Have a great day!

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

I'll be thinking of him (and you) until he returns safely home. I know you must be one proud mama! xo

Michele Smith said...

Rebecca you have some good looking kids!
How lucky was he to stop in Spain. Last time my husband went they stopped in Ireland, he said it was beautiful. This time they just went straight there. I will pray that he comes home safe.
Have a good day!