Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Veteran's Day

I had scheduled Monday's post a few days ahead of time and didn't connect the fact that it would post on Veteran's Day… and that I didn't even mention it. It wouldn't be too big of a deal, except that I am married to a veteran. Ahem. So it would be wrong not to mention him!

Ryan was in the Army for 8 years, before being honorably discharged in April 2012. He has been on multiple deployments and traveled all over the world for his job. 

I've posted before about him leaving (although that post was quite cryptic due to security reasons)

and about him coming home from deployments.

I've talked a little about how bittersweet it was to get out of the Army.

But overall, I'm so very thankful for my veteran. I'm so thankful for all the sacrifices he has made (although they weren't always pleasant). And I'm so thankful for the other men and women we met along with way who have done the same.

(Circa 2007... the day he returned from 15 months in Iraq. We got married the next day!)