Monday, July 21, 2008

Tribute Tuesday

Tribute Tuesday has arrived. Thank you in advance for all who participate. I am excited to visit your blogs read your contributions.

For this inaugural Tribute Tuesday I'd like to give tribute to my husband The Calm One. There is a very good reason he's called The Calm One. It's takes quite a lot for him to get bent out of shape and God knew exactly what He was doing when He put us together. He balances out my frenetic mindset and boy do I need that!

It may sound corny, but in the human sense he's everything I am not, so he completes me. (Cue Celine Dion's Because You Loved Me here)

On a more serious note, I admire his courage and patriotic fortitude. In September he will have given up six months of his family life to serve his country. Six months of hearing his children laugh and seeing them grow. Six months of familiar church surroundings. Six months of family gatherings and celebrations. Six months of honey-do lists. So, maybe the nagging he hasn't missed so much.

And he's proud to do it. That's the part that really gives me pause. He doesn't do it b/c he's been made to. He doesn't do it begrudgingly. He has done it because he considers it an honor and a privilege.

Is he ready to come home? Absolutely. Does he somehow wish he could have avoided the loneliness and angst of being apart from his family? Probably. Would he trade his time of service to his country? Not a chance. And that is why I want to pay tribute to my husband on this Tribute Tuesday.

Thank you, Babe, for your part in making this world safer for our children and our children's children. We are proud to call you daddy and husband.

Let Freedom Ring!

Again, I look forward to visiting your blogs and reading your posts - or your tributes in the comments if you do not have a blog. Please sign in with Mr. Linky to share your Tribute Tuesday posts. And feel free to grab the TT button and use it in your post.


  1. My husband is a former Marine, and my two big boys are currently serving in their respective branches. Thank you for your your sacrifice, and please tell your husband that we thank him for his service also. Thanks for hosting this!

  2. What a neat idea, Tribute Tuesday. And, what an honor for you husband, to have his wife saw such great things. Please tell him that we are all thankful for his service and sacrifice. I am thankful for you, too. I can't imagine the daily sacrifices you make, having a husband in the service. Thank you both. I found you through the Mom Blog Ad Exchange buttons (just so you know).

  3. Just now seeing this so I will have to join in next week as I have to get up at 6 a.m. tomorrow (and I'm NOT a morning person) so I need to be asleep haha.

    Also thank you and your family for serving this country, I may strongly disagree with this war and want more than anything to see your husband and all the other men and women home but I still have nothing but respect for everyone fighting for us and there families! So thanks so much!!!!! Your hubby is in my prayers.

  4. A heart-felt thank your to your wonderful husband! A warm hug to you and your family as your sacrifice as well. I am truly appreciative of his service, and yours :)


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