Sunday, November 2, 2008

goodbye again

My mom prepared Thanksgiving dinner today. There was stuffing and gravy and cranberry sauce...the works. I even made a pumpkin pie.

We all gathered around the table to say goodbye and offer best wishes to Mike's older brother Marty, who will miss the holidays again this year.

He leaves for Iraq tomorrow.

12 comments:

Mulligan said...

hope he makes it back safe and sound

phlegmfatale said...

Ah, bless him. All the best to Mike's family. You'll all be in my prayers. Thanks to his brother for so nobly serving. We are indebted to him.

Wai said...

Oh wow. Godspeed to Marty. My "brother" Steve is there now. Maybe they'll be at the same base.

BobG said...

Best of luck to him, and may he come back safely.

Captain said...

God Bless him! Sounds like an emotional and rich parting. My wife just asked, looking over my shoulder, did she change her name to Breda to sound like Beretta? ;)

Anthony said...

My thoughts and prayers to him and your family. My sincerest thanks for his courage in serving this country. May God watch over him.

Anthony

Tam said...

Tell him to stay safe! And thank him for us!

Jay G said...

Godspeed, Marty.

Come back with your shield, not on it.

Earl said...

Ah, and who got moved out because of the economy? But we are still sending our best to foreign lands, I wish them all well and a safe return and prayers for the families left behind as well as those in our service. Some of us remember that it is in OUR Service that one serves.

Nice you could do an early Thanksgiving.

Ted said...

My nephew just got back from Fallujah. He said that he joined the Marines to kill the Bad Guys, and ended up gassing HumVees.

I hope Marty is as bored, and that he comes back safe, and soon.

paul the pirate (Yar!) said...

Always such a bittersweet meeting, that pre-holiday holiday. One never gets used to it.

Ride Fast said...

Godspeed Marty. Watch your six and thank you for your service.