My Colonel

Monday, May 3, 2010

He's really NOT that scary!

He sent me this picture over the weekend. 
I have no clue what he's doing.

All I know is he's been gone 4 months and 
I miss him. 

He's settling in to his new post up in Northern Afghanistan.
He's still sharing a shipping container, 
but there's a wall between it so he has some privacy now.  
Still a tiny space, but it's much better than living in a tent.  

I have two boxes going out today for him filled with all the 
necessary items any hard-working soldier needs...

Reeces, Kit-Kats and his favorite National Review magazines.  

I'm off to the post office...Enjoy your day!


  1. What a great picture! I remember sending off those very important packages to family & friends who've been deployed to faraway places. Truly makes their day, week, month! You and your family remain in my thoughts & prayers. -Tammy

  2. Oh Lois, It is a lovely picture, I would imagine getting a package would be so nice to lift spirits. I know you are having a hard time now, there is not a day that goes by that I do not think about you and your family. you all remain in my prayers.

  3. So grateful for his commitment to serve and for your sacrifice. I pray he will be home safely soon. BTW, the recipe blog is a great idea.I'll be checking it regularly! Always looking for something new.

  4. Oh, my! I'm praying! There are still plenty of people supporting the troops. God bless them all! Stay strong and courageous, Lois.

  5. Tell the Colonel we said hey! and be safe..have a good one as well.,;) he will love the care package...made with love.:)

  6. God bless, Lois! May you all know the strength of the Lord bearing you up.


  7. aww, sweet blogging friend, I can only imagine how much you must miss him! It is a great photo! Praying the time will pass quickly for you both!

  8. It's hard to believe but you are already 1/3 of the way through the year! I'm curious, about what does it cost to send packages to A-stan? I would like to send some through but I need an idea of shipping costs:) Enjoy your day!!!

  9. Morning Sweet Sunshine,
    Nice to hear from you this morning.
    That was a morning brightner as always. I don't think Phil looks scary, I think he looks more weary and a tad sad like in I am missing my wife and children!! I am sure he will be delighted to get those packages from home. They mean so much.
    Yea, I have to say hubby and I do have a great relationship and we have a lot of fun together! Course, we have been working on it for almost 40 yrs actually 41 if you count the courtship part. I am so blessed that he has learned to like to shop with me, in fact, I think he enjoys it almost as much as I do now. He loves to look in the sections where they have gadgets from on TV and coffee, and syrups and stuff. He also enjoys watching people too!!
    I guess I will post the breakfast casserole today since it is a heart healthy recipe. I was thinking about it but was thinking about stopping heart tips tuesday for awhile, till I can gather some new ideas, but then the Lord seems to give me one every week. lol
    Well, know we pray for you, Phil and the family very often, and we appreciate your service to our country. How are the kids doing these days?? and you, sweetie, how are you holding up??
    Have a great week,
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  10. My son in law is a Marine. He was deployed 3 times over a 3 year period to Iraq. He was the 'fiance' then. We had so much fun along with his family filling boxes to send to him and his friends there. Peanut M^M's were popular! We were always glad to hear it got there in one piece! I know you miss him! I appreciate the sacrifice you are making and hope it may not be long.God bless you and your husband!

  11. He doesn't look all that scary to me. Now that thing he is sitting in does! What in the world is it? Maybe a tank? I'm sure the Colonel will love his package when it gets there. I know I would if it were coming to me. Praying for his safety as always.

  12. What a great picture.
    I am so humbled by what others do for our safety.
    Send a thank you in that box too.


    White Spray Paint

  13. WOW...LOVE that pic. of him..Soo handsome ~ not scary, but the "thing" he is in? Now that looks kind of intimidating...I am sure it seems long, but just think 4 months already over and done with...His care box sounds great, I am sure he loves it...I imagine you love packing it up and putting in all his special treats. Still praying...HUGS, Debbie

  14. Tammy you and your family will continue to be in my prayers.
    I remember sending letters and goodies everyday when our son was in desert storm. He said that they meant a lot to him. He always wanted me to send extra because he would share with the guys who did not get anything from home.
    Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

  15. I don't think the photo is actually reassures me...I have total faith in our military and to me that pic just screams brave, capable, dedicated and faithful!!! Know you miss him awful, we're all praying for all the deployed and especially for the dads and moms!!! Love, Jammie

  16. Oh ja, he's scary!!! You do whatever he says, Lois!!!

    Personally I think the government ought to at least have the equivalent of a dessert cart for the soldiers. I'm serious. Really, money is thrown around crazily, why not a dessert cart for the guys and gals? "An army travels on its stomach" according to a certain famed general! The troops ought to be fattened up and full of goodies to offset their difficult task.

  17. I look forward to your post that reports a happy homecoming! The picture is great.


  18. I just can't imagine how much you miss him. When my Hubs was on active duty, he wasn't that far away so I got to see him throughout the year.

    I'm so thankful for your hubby and the men and women like him!

  19. What a wonderful man you have there, Lois! I know you miss him and are so very proud of him, too! I can't believe it has been four months already. I know it probably seems longer to you...but time is really flying by!

    Praying for you and yours and that you will sense God's presence and care for you all!

    Thank you for your prayers! No results today...should have them by Thursday. This MRI place just takes longer than the other one.
    Sure appreciate you!!
    Love ya lots,

  20. That is a great picture and package sound wonderful!

  21. Oh, my heart goes out to you. Here's a hug. I hope you feel our prayers for all of you.
    We have a long history of military men in our family. My brother called me this morning and we were laughing at a letter he found in his Navy duffle bag that I had wrote to him in 1971.
    I love all those who have and are serving to protect our freedoms.

  22. glad you got a pic :-) its almost halfway through the year!! June is just around the corner. You are doing great!! Hugs to the kids :-)

  23. Great picture!! Aren't care packages from home just the best?!? Not only to receive but to put together with lots of love and send:) I still love sending them to "my airman"!!

  24. What a great picture... He is one hot Colonel!!! Lois, I am glad you are getting pictures of your hubby. They must be a comfort.

  25. Great photo. And it is a good thing he can look a bit intimidating...he's there to deal with the enemy.
    Hang in there sweet friend. Praying that the time will fly before your Beloved is home safe and sound!
    Love you- Jess

  26. I'm not sure what he is doing exactly but I know I can sleep better because I know he's there taking care of us.

    Hope he enjoys the boxes and I know you miss him.


  27. Great picture of the Colonel! Hey- 4 months- you're a third of the way through it, right?! See how far you've come?!!!Yay! I know it goes slower for you that for us, but know so many are praying for you and your family through this year. And please keep thanking your husband for us for his service and keeping us safe!

    I was wondering - how does he keep the chocolate from getting gooey in the heat?

  28. Great picture of the Colonel. You are a strong lady...I can't imagine what it would be like to be in your shoes. God bless you and our troops. They are much appreciated.

  29. Good Morning sweetie,

    Thanks for keeping us updated on your hubby. Please let him know he has many, many people out here praying for him, his guys, and their safety.

    I can't imagine how difficult this must be for you. Please know I lift you up in prayer regularly as well.

    Love & Prayers,

  30. I love this picture! A true hero ♥ All of you are in my prayers. I know how hard it must be.
    Thank you Colonel for keeping all us back home safe!

  31. Hey's me Geesha long time no talk LOL! Sorry I have been so busy lately! I just sent an important package to Noah was 4 dvds of Diesel Power Challenge! LOL! Hope your hubby is doing well I still pray EVERY night for you guys! I know you miss him...I miss mine too! But just think not much longer, right? and they'll be home! Keep on hanging on! HUGS!

  32. Fabulous pic of the Colonel! May the hand of God continue to protect each military personnel.

    Happy Mother's Day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon