Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day

  We've had our entire family's meal paid for because of the uniform. Kent gets thanked for his service whenever he's wearing it.  In church yesterday our Bishop asked all Military- and their families- to stand and be recognized for sacrifice and service.  

Being a part of the U.S. Air Force is a pretty big deal.  We are a part of something much bigger than just ourselves.  And even though we feel like we haven't sacrificed much of anything in our short time as an active duty Air Force family, we understand what the uniform means to other people.  And I am so grateful for those that have made those sacrifices.  I am also grateful that Kent is willing to be a part of this all.

I found all of these old pictures of Kent in uniform.  It's pretty normal for us to see him this way- so we don't take many pictures!  But, I love all of these!

Kent in San Antonio working at the hospitals there for a few weeks.
Metta checking out the uniform.  Can you believe that's Metta?  she just doesn't look like Metta without those red pigtails.
 This is med school graduation day- the day he made rank of Captain!
 With his parents!
 The first time he'd left us for military training!  it was only six weeks- but felt much longer!
 Mess Dress.  This outfit costs a few HUNDRED dollars!  luckily we borrowed this one.  And hopefully we'll never need to buy one!
 Kent and his little cows.


Thank you, Kent!  and thank you to all those who have served and are serving.

3 comments:

Lilola said...

I love a man in uniform, especially an Air Force uniform. When I was a kid we used to do one of those hand clapping games....
Oh, you can't get to heaven
In a red canoe
'Cause the Lord's favorite color
Is Air Force blue!

yaya said...

So handsome! Thanks Kent for serving and for being such a good Doctor...how do I know you're good? Because I have good taste in people and you and your family are the best! Always stay safe and blessings to you!

Kee said...

We just bought a new mess dress - ouch! But that ball was super fun :) Love you! Love your everyday blogging!