I am delighted to share about my hero. He is my husband, and father of our three beautiful daughters. He has served this country with all that he is. He has been a soldier since he left high school 29 years ago. 24 of that was active duty. He got out and served in the National Guard for 5 years to see if he could find something else, that would allow more time with the family. After that time out, we knew he was meant to be a full time soldier, and we decided to make that sacrifice. Since then he has served with more vigor than ever. He has not only accomplished many missions for the Army, but has served with honor and integrity, always standing up for what is just and right, even when it isn't popular. He has won the hearts of many a solider, and those times when I am invited to a work function, he introduces me to everyone, including the lowest rank soldiers, and what that person has done and how they have helped my husband.
He has not only selflessly served the Army and its soldiers, but did all that was in his power to serve his family. Through times of deployment, he would call home and have those "special" talks with his daughters. Especially his teenager who at the time he knew what she would be faced with and was concerned about even while fighting a war. I've heard the saying "permissiveness is a form of child abuse". Well, not in our home! With love and thoughtfulness, and many many heartfelt conversations, he has not only backed me as his wife and made sure they respect me, but chosen to guide our daughters even when they didn't like him for it. I wish I could say I have done the same for him. Through all our moves, separations and trials, he has struggled with "forcing" us to serve along with him. We are so proud of him and even though life is difficult at times, we are honored to serve our country by supporting him. He always helps us to see the bright side of things, and most importantly, stresses the fact that God is in control.
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