Saturday, July 11, 2009

Take care of Brook and the Bong....

Here we were - again - in that awkward moment when we both have our
hearts in our throats - and Charlie says " I love you Dad - take care of Brook
and the Bong"...... Then silence - and that numbness.... This really sucks!
My son was boarding a plane to head back to Iraq. I'm proud to tell anyone
and everyone about my Special Forces soldier, but these moments are the
worst. Every waking moment will be filled with thoughts for his safety and
speedy trip home.. The Bong - is short for "Bing-Bong" one of his pet names
for Ava - his gorgeous daughter...

I'll think of times on the mountains, oysters at the Crab Shack and count
the days until my boy comes back to Brook and the Bong... and Dad...

I love you son - hurry home!


Busy Bee Suz said...

I hope he gets home quickly and safely. We appreciate all he is doing for our country.
Take care, Suz

Shionge said...

I salute his dedication & commitment to your Nation....wishing him all the best.

Laurie said...

Jerry you know he will be firmly in my thoughts and prayers. The pride, the fear...I understand it. You have been through it many more times than I and probably to a greater degree because of his work. God Bless him and keep him safe.

Rob is at NTC this month preparing to leave for Iraq at the end of the year...that is if he gets stop lossed...we still don't know.