Monday, May 19, 2008

Happier Days Are Coming

Somebody asked that I post a picture of Matt smiling.
In a couple of weeks, I hope to have several.
For now, I hope a smirk will do.

I have a lot of pictures of Matt smiling on my other computer, but I can't transfer them to this one without a special cable.
One of the few draw backs to Vista that I've found.That's Matt on the left, Yiyo in the middle, and Keith on the right.
I don't think they were feeling any pain!
They were having their own pre deployment party.

June 2nd, we fly out to Seattle, in hopes that Matt will be back on the 3rd, or the 4th.
Until then we continue to hold our breath.
The night after their plane lands at McCord will be the first night that I will be able to relax.
Like in totaly relax.
I've been going through the motions of life for a little more than a year now.
Sometimes worrying a lot, sometimes a little less, but never being able to totaly let go of that nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach that bad things could happen at any time.
I don't know how long it will take to get back to normal, but I'll sure be glad for the chance to unwind.
If only for a while.


  1. 'Dad,

    My heart goes out to you. The ups and downs of the last month waiting is almost more than a parent can take. Been there, done that, own the T-shirt.

    Nothing I can say will make it any better. Just remember you have a support group of 150,000+. When you see him you will feel the weight of a 1000 elephants lift from your chest, when you hug him you won't want to let go and if you are like me when Jacob returned, you will stand back look at him and the tears will flow.

    Hang in there only a few more days.
    Have a safe trip and know prayers are going up for you and Matt.


  2. I think AP has said it best. Don't know that I could add any more. Have a safe trip...Matt and your family are in our prayers.

    Airborne Dad (aka Mark)

  3. you ARE gonna let us know BOG as soon as you can right?? I mean I gotta work on my "moves" here!!

  4. Hey 'Dad,

    What kind of fish do you have in NH? I'm a catfish person myself. Just sit on the bank and wait and watch the sunset on the pond. No scales to clean, just watch the horns, skin, fry and eat.

  5. M&M,
    I will let you know as soon as I get in the night that they are safe and sound.

    I like catfish, we call them horned pout.
    I have a small boat, and troll for trout. We have a lot of brook trout, and rainbows, some Brown trout, and land locked salmon.
    We're only an hour and a half from the coast, so I like to surf cast for stripped bass, and blue fish.

  6. Thanks Mark.
    We think of you guys often too.
    Hope all is well.

  7. did I just hear you two invite me to a FISH FRY????

    I'll catch my share if you'll pull em off that hook, I hate those horns.

  8. Sorry I haven't stopped by, been in the middle of a move.
    A fish fry sounds good to me. I don't care much for the fishing part, but I don't mind cooking em up.
    I'll bring some iguana meat, red beans and dirty rice Cajun style.