This is a man with 22 honorable years of Naval Service.
We are so proud to call you a friend!
Enjoy your retirement years...
Best Buds aren't just for little kids!
This is my Hubby with Old Salty Sailor.
The guy on far right is an astronaut, pretty cool huh!
Ok, back to my story...
So Hubby and Salty Sailor were deployed to the Middle East in 2003. Not sure how good your memory is, but I remember like it was yesterday. This deployment was supposed to be a 6 month "cruise" I am pregnant with baby #2...long story short, the ship didn't return when expected. They were on their way back to Hawaii, made it as far as Australia and were turned back around (New Year's Eve got the call) They turn around, return to the Middle East...the war begins. The baby is born. My mom at my side, I call my sister, who emails my Hubby, who just happens to check email before going to bed and miraculaously enough the email actually went through, something that doesn't always happen too easily. Hubby finds out he has a new daughter, runs and tells Salty Sailor. Congrats all around. Salty Sailor calls his wife, wakes her up at 3am to get the number to the hospital. Hubby calls the hospital, baby is still crying, not even weighed yet and we were able to share in one of the most precious moments together...over the phone...on separate sides of the world. So yes I have a huge soft spot in my heart for Salty Sailor and his family...they made this moment possible.
Congratulations on your amazing accomplishments and best of luck with the new job!