Monday, February 2, 2009

Brian the Marine

This is Brian's Marine picture in his dress blues. He has been in the Marines a few years now and he is stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. His wife, Cameron, is also a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton.
This was the picture of Brian while he was in Iraq. He was there about 10 months and got home the week before Christmas. Two months early! I kept this picture as my wallpaper on my laptop and once he got home I changed it to something else. When I changed the picture Victor made a comment how wonderful it was that the picture was changed. I very nicely told him that since Brian is home, the picture went away. I had a hard time trying to figure out what picture to put in it's place, but I found found I liked.

This was taken shortly after arriving in Iraq in his full combat gear. The months he was away were long and hard, but e-mail saved my life while he was away. He was so diligent about writing to me and I usually heard from him a couple times a week. I can't imagine what it was like for families back in WWI and II and even Vietnam who had to wait weeks or months before hearing from their soldiers. I am so thankful he is home safe and sound.

1 comment:

Grace said...

I can't get over how nice Brian looks. So grown up! Then again it has been a long time since I have seen him. You and Victor look great. You look very happy with him. I am glad for that