Friday, December 21, 2007

Congrats to the New Drill Sergeant In the Family!













This is my Little Sisters Family, they live in Texas and will soon be moving closer- to Missouri. As much as it pains me to write anything ARMY on MY blog, I will make this exception. My BIL is a recent graduate and now officially a Drill Sergeant! He has worked very hard for this accomplishment. He's been away from his family, his adorable son who's almost 18 months old now and his beautiful wife :) This new job position means a lot of long hours, hectic days, stressful conditions, but he will be home for the next 2-3 years and not overseas again. We called last night to say a Congrats phone call, but I didn't feel like my true admiration and pride showed through on the phone, I tend to get a bit tongue tied. So in honor of our new family Drill Sergeant- I would like to dedicate my post to him today and if everyone could write in a comment I will be sure that he reads them. He will be with his family for Christmas this year, what a gift! Thank you J for your hard work, the sacrifices that you make in order to have a better life for your family.
We Love You!
J- I really like this drill sergeant- so nice and cuddly, I think I can even call him cute!


This on the other hand I think is a bit more realistic. Hope the new job goes well and you don't loose your voice! :)

23 comments:

Driving With the Brakes On said...

Congratulations to your brother-in-law and his beautiful family. My family and I are so very grateful for the sacrifices that the men and women of the armed services make so that we may enjoy the freedoms that we have. Our love and respect is with them both now, in the holiday season, and throughout the rest of the year. God bless you!

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Congratulations on completing Drill Instructor training. Thank you for serving our country. Thank you for helping to train others to serve our country. We are lucky to have people like you to defend and protect us. We can't say "thank you" enough.

Ness said...

Congratulations on your recent accomplishment! You have a beautiful family and I am so thrilled you will be spending the holidays with them. Thank you for serving our country. My son is being commissioned in May as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Ness

www.dachshundstrong.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hey J congrats on graduation....we did it ;) Im sure yours was harder. Hope you enjoy the time with your family this christmas season and I love you guys. -C (littlist sis)

kim-d said...

To Drill Sergeant J~

My late husband was a Vietnam Vet who served in the Army and is now buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetary. I thank you for your service, and for doing the HARD work as a Drill Sergeant to make sure that our servicemen and women are prepared to face what they're going into. It takes strength, courage and integrity to do the work that doesn't necessarily make one the most popular, and from me you will give a little extra admiration for that. You have a beautiful family, and I'm glad you will be able to be with them. Congratulations again!

To Girlymom~

I come to you from Hallie's site, although I have checked in a couple of times without commenting. You, too, have a beautiful family--and I just have to tell you how much I loved Hat Day! Precious...

pafm michelle said...

What would the Army be without Drill Sergeants? Thank you for your continued service and congratulations on this huge achievement. I remember back in the day (1979) and I ran into my first Drill SErgeant. A day that I will never forget. I hope you are able to make that kind of impression on a young soldier who will some day say "I want to be like Drill Sergeant J". Merry Christmas to you and your family.

SFC (Ret) Michelle Lewis
PAFM of A1C Shay Farrell
Shmoops sent me!!

Moi said...

Came here from Hallie's site. Loved hat day!

Congratulations to the new Drill Sergeant! I admire your hard work, tenacity, and courage. May you have the happiest of holidays. Thank you.

Cecily R said...

Congratulations DS J! I am so happy you are able to be home with your family!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Girly Mom, a very very Merry Christmas to you too!!

KATE said...

I have to say, all you amazing Military People bring a tear to my eye! I am so amazed by the dedication & Love that you wonderful people possess! The men who serve & the Women who stay behind & raise families alone. You ROCK!

Congrats to the Brother In Law of my cute Bloggy Friend GirlyMom! Thanks for all you do!! I'm so glad he gets to be with his family for Christmas! Woo Hoo!

Merry Christmas!!

Family Adventure said...

Congratulations to your brother-in-law for his hard-earned new rank and position. And to your sister for getting her husband back!

Hope everyone has a lovely, happy Christmas - together!

Heidi

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

By all means, Congratulation to the new Drill Sergeant!
Thank you for all that you do to prepare our soldiers for what may lay ahead of them. It's such an important job, maybe not the most popular job, you definitely have to be a strong individual who is willing to have people be angry with them, even though you are doing it for their own good. They will figure that out in time, don't worry. Thank you for the sacrifices you make in your life, being away from your wife and baby, for the good of your country. I think I speak for all Americans when I say thank you from the bottom of my heart and I'm so proud of you and all the hard working people in our armed services! Best of luck to you with your move and new position!

Amy said...

congrats to your bil! what a great looking family. hope you have a very merry christmas!

Kellan said...

Congratulations to you BIL and your sister and their beautiful family. Nice too that they will be soon moving closer to you. Have a good weekend. Kellan

Mary said...

Congratulations to your BIL! What a nice early Christmas present :) Wishing him will with his new position and thanking him for his service to our great country!

Stacie said...

Congratulations to your brother in law. I hope he enjoys his Christmas home with his family!


PS. I have something for you on my blog. :)

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Came here from Dachsies.

My father was in the RN (UK), and all my uncles were in the armed forces too.

Many congratulations to him. It is a tough but worthwhile job.

Hope he enjoys his career and his role in defending his country.

And that he comes home safely to his family.

Kate

Becky said...

Congrats to your brother in law on this accomplishment. It always makes my heart fill with patriotic pride when I see our faithful Military men and women working so hard to achieve all they do. I'm so thankful to know we've got dedicated men and women serving our country in this way.

Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas, girlymom!

Don Mills Diva said...

Congratulations to your brother-in-law!

linds said...

Wow a Drill Sergeant in the family!! That is really cool.

He looks too nice. :)

Congrats to your sis and brother in law!

R Family of 4 said...

Congrats to your brother in law. How nice to know that after a long day at work he can go home to his family. It will all be worth it.

Spammon said...

Very cool! Congrats to him and a BIG thanks for serving his country. He gets all my respect.

Kathryn said...

Congrats BIL and THANK YOU for your service!!!

onthegomom said...

Congrats to your Brother in Law and his family. What an incredible accomplishment!!!

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!