Friday, July 27, 2012

Should have followed in my mom's footsteps...

My mom has been was in the military for many years. That's how I knew my mom growing up. Always in her BDU's, hair up, and boots on.

She enjoyed going to work and following in her dad's, my grandfathers, foot steps.
(My Grandpa is standing behind my mom)

There were a lot of sacrifices my mom had to make when we were growing up. Gone every 1st weekend of the month for drill, gone 2 weeks out of the summer for summer camp, and the other duties that come along with the military. Lucky for us she was never deployed.

There were also alot of benefits. She was at almost every single one of our sporting events. I can probably count on my two hands the amount of sporting events she was unable to attend due to work. That's 20+ years of sporting events she was at. What a great mom!

I think the biggest benefit for her being in the military and joining when she was 18 is the fact that she is now retired. Yes, I said RETIRED!!! That means she can do whatever she wants whenever she wants... And My step dad Terry. He retires on Oct. 31st.

They are acting like kids these days. Going on mini vacations, buying all sorts of toys, swimming all day long, planning more vacations. Man I can't wait to retire! (which won't EVER happen) I should have followed in my mom's footsteps... what was I thinking.

Thank you Mom.

Thank you for serving this great country of ours for 38 years.
Grandma and Grandpa would be so proud of you!
I love you so very much!


  1. That was awesome casie! Just made me tear up! Yes you are so right Grandma and Grandpa would be so proud!!!!

  2. Told you some make me laugh and some make me cry. Guess which one. I have the greatest girls in the world. Grandma and Grandpa would be so proud of you