Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tommie's Words

From Tommie, one of my AF "list kids". He may not be MY kid, but I feel like I know him well; from his myspace page to the picture album of the wedding. Bear in mind, this young man has just gotten married and seen his wife only 18 days from their wedding date when he was sent to Yakima, Washington to train for deployment to Iraq for 6 months, for which he leaves the end of this month.

He writes: "To make a long story short, I'm a smartass with high morals. My wife is everything to me, followed up by a sense of humour. I'm also very proud of my job. I know that being a member of the armed services is a thankless job, and I get a lot of shit for it. However without people like me, you wouldn't have the freedom to publicly express your opinion. When I'm not working or spending time with my wife, I can probably be found in a good book or a cold beer. It used to be both, but I got tired of spilling beer on my books."

Thanks, Tommie! I'm proud of your job and the person you are.
You have an awesome mom too. ;)

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