Recently my younger brother, Chris, graduated into the U.S. Army. I cannot imagine the willpower and effort it takes to accomplish this. I am so proud of him and proud to have someone I love helping to defend our country and all I tend to take for granted. What a sacrifice Chris and thousands of others make every minute of every day, so I can live my life of leisure away from the blood, sweat and tears those in service to our country shed for us, safe in our homes tonight. One point I think we tend to forget is the sacrifice also made by the families of these courageous people. Chris has a new wife and a new baby girl. His wife, Michelle is raising my beautiful niece, Abigail, on her own and without Chris at her side each night. Chris AND Michelle deserve to be recognized for what they are giving up as a family. Thank you is a pathetic and inadequate word for such a selfless act but it is the best I can do from this distance.
Abigail, Chris and Michelle.
What a beautiful family. I might be a little biased though...
Chris's dad even made the trip to his graduation.
Can this be comfortable!?
My niece is just adorable and her daddy is not too shabby either!