Some of you may know that my brother is soon to leave for Iraq for his second tour. It never get any easier. I can remember when he enlisted in the National Guard right out of High School. My family and I took him to Houston to send him off to Boot Camp. I told my whole family I am not going to cry, he will be back and I could be strong. HA was I wrong I cried the most. I knew what my brother was getting into and I was scared for him.
So sometime after Thanksgiving he will be leaving with other Brave Men and Women to Serve for our country. It still hasn't gotten any easier. I know it is harder on him this time because he will leave behind a beautiful wife and a preious baby girl. God will bring him home soon and safe. My sister-in-law started a blog (I am so proud of her) so if you would like to stay up to date on how they are doing you can go here.
My sister-in-law sent me this link to watch this video.
The Price of Peace" was written by Alyssa Gaddis (age 12) and Hart Steen. This video was created by the National Guard's Strength Maintenance Support Center near Nashville, Tennessee and filmed in October, 2008. "The video was Directed by Joel Evans, who works with the National Guard in Tennessee. Alyssa Gaddis and her sister Cassy Gaddis (age 16) beautifully honor National Guard Soldiers and their military families who know "The Price of Peace." The song was funded by State Farm Insurance. Thank you to CW5 Jim Gaddis and Mrs. Annette Gaddis and to the girls for this Tribute to Soldiers and Tribute to all our Troops! Deployment Ceremony and Welcome Home.
"The Price of Peach" Tribute to the Troops & Family Music Video "Extended Version" - NATIONAL GUARD
Wow is all I can say. I am not a wife of a soilder, but I am a sister, so I know how it feels to let a person you care for so much leave for war. But I can only imagine what it would be like to be the wife of a solider. I pray that God gives the strength to the spouses that are left to take care of the household while their loved ones are away fighting for our freedom.