Friday, April 30, 2010

A Mother's Day I won't forget.

This year I got one of the best early Mother's Day Gifts ever.
My oldest son is currently serving in the US Army and was deployed on
December 18, 2009 (a day I will never forget) and was sent to Iraq. I received a phone call on Monday April 19 from a voice that I haven't heard in 4 months saying "I need a favor" well at first I had no clue who it was never expecting it to be my son, so silly me thought it was a wrong number so I played along. I said ok what, "I need you to pick me up at the airport" well it only took me about 10 seconds and took by breath away when I shouted "TJ" and he said "Yea" He was on his last connecting flight back to Connecticut and was going to be landing in about 3 hours. He had been traveling for 5 days on planes to get here to surprise me. He got his mid tour leave for 16 days to come home. He heads back on May 6 and won't be home again till December/January.

Here is a picture of him when we picked him up at the airport.
Doesn't he look so handsome in uniform.

Well that brings me to my inspiration for this weeks Mother's Day Card.

My card Recipe:
Background paper by: Jillibean
Army paper by K&Company
Magnolia Stamp: Rose Edwin colored with Copics
I used Bazzill In Stitchz to make my stiches
Brad from BoBunny and an Army charm.
Spellbinder: Labels one

I computer generated the inside label and also cut out with Spellbinders and used Distressed Ink Peeled Paint.

Well I'm off to enjoy the last few days I have with him home. I hope you enjoyed my little story and I wish every Army Mom and all other Mom's a very Happy Mothers Day.

And a very special Happy Mother's Day sent to My Mom in Heaven.



Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

That is an awesome mothers day gift, enjoy every minute with him!! & thank you for a son so brave to defend our country! xxx, Staci

Joy said...

I don't know how I stumbled onto this site, but it is now a FAVORITE. I sit in tears as I read this post as my son is in California, as a marine and will be completely trained as of June 9th and can come up for deployment at anytime after that. This blessed my heart to see that you got a very special surprise! Then I scrolled down and read the "Does Heaven have an address" post. My mom just passed away on April 2nd. You ladies have really been a blessing to me today and I thank you! I hope you all have a very special day!

Patricia said...

Thanks Joy Im so glad you found us, I wish you the best with your son, your not alone and tell him we are very proud of him. I am so sorry for your loss. Please keep coming back to visit us.


I am so pleased that your son came home safe x You are obviously so proud of him x Lots of love x Leigh x

Anonymous said...

Patricia, your story brought me to tears. I'm so glad he's home with you for a little while. Please, Thank him for me from my family for all he does!

XXX, Kimm

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