Sunday, July 4, 2010


WE love you & miss you so much. Today at church as we sang all the patriotic songs, as we left the parade yesterday and watched all the flags swaying back & forth, seen everyone in red , white & blue our hearts became very full. On the way home from the parade we listened to God bless the USA & our hearts filled with pride that YOU are our Father & Husband. You are our HERO! We are so proud of you & the sacrifice you are making! We are so thankful for men such as yourself who are willing to go & serve so that others may have a better life. Everyday I am PROUD to BE an AMERICAN but today on the 4th & tomorrow on your birthday I and your children have found a whole new meaning to what it means to give up something we want for a greater need than our own. I guess as an Army general once said "The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it." It is all to true that FREEDOM does not come FREE. We are so proud of you Jers for stepping up to the plate and actually doing the hard part. We love you & pray for you daily!!! Have a great birthday & we can't wait for you to be home with us again.


  1. You give me much more credit than i really deserve, but thank you. Thank you for always making birthdays so special. you are number one (and the kids are close behind). i am greatful to call you mine. i am the luckiest in the world.

    Love, jd

  2. Happy 4th and Birthday, JR! We were thinking about you yesterday as we watched a special on TV honoring our country and servicemen and women. We are really proud to know you and grateful for your service. Hope you have a great birthday. We can't wait for you to be back home safely again.

  3. That was an awesome post Lori! Happy Birthday JD!