So, on this Veterans Day, let me say Thank You to all of our veterans and military service men and women, and just know that you and your families are always in my thoughts and prayers!
The pictures above are two of my heroes: J.D. Allison and Clyde B Gines. Both of them served our country valiantly, and I am proud to have called both of them Grandpa.
Grandpa Allison served in the United States Navy, and was deployed when his first child was born. When he returned home, he met his 6 month old son for the first time.
Grandpa Gines served in the United States Army, and met my grandma right before he was deployed. They did all of their "courting" through mail, and married when he returned home.
Both of my grandmas recall waiting weeks, and sometimes even months, to get a letter, and when those letters finally did arrive, many of the words were blacked out so that they could not read the entire letter.
I will forever be grateful for their part in securing the freedom that we have today. They will always be at the top of the list of those I call "heroes"!