Wednesday, December 9, 2009
The tree, stockings and a lit fireplace. Home at its best.
Jason gave special pieces of jewelry to both Kerry and Kit Kat. For Kerry, a bracelet with Italian type charms of all of his ribbons and badges along with deployment stars and awards for her. So many for all that an Army wife does that she had two full bracelets of Swaroski crystals signifing deployments, moves, and his ribbons.
Watching my son softly speak to his daughter as he put the necklace he picked out for around her neck left a lump in my throat. He gently told her that the pendent she now wears shows everyone that she is a daughter of a soldier. "A soldier." Such simple words he uses as both he and she are so much more. But I find this is how military men and women speak of their service. There are no braggerts within. They understand the duty they perform and so freely give to our nation, it is not about titles it is about the service.