|Kevin in Iraq 2008|
|I love this picture of Kevin on the Big Island of Hawaii sometime in the early 90's.|
You are truly an example of selflessness. I know not everyone understands our decisions to be separated and perhaps many see Korea as a place of no significance but we know that is where you are supposed to be. There has been heartache and happiness in this journey of Military life but I have always been proud to stand beside you and say, yes I am a Soldier's wife.
I know that the sacrifice has been significant on your part. The loss of friends, the images that will never be erased in your mind of war.
|Visiting the 4th ID Memorial Wall where the names of his friends rest.|
|This is a very real moment. I felt like I was intruding by taking the picture but I also feel it captures what my husband is feeling as he visits the memorial with his friend's pictures for the first time. This is not staged.|
I know the separations can be grueling. At times it's almost too much for me to bear knowing that often you are alone. I smile through the tears as I remember the times you had to play with our children via webcam (yet grateful at the same time for such technology).
|These pictures are from when Kevin was in Iraq in 2006|
I know that the experiences you have had have not always been pleasant, I know the trials you have had to endure. I also know that in this life, there are so many blessings that have come to us as a result of being an Army Family.
|Welcome Home 2006|
I hope you know how proud our boys are of you, how proud they are to say their dad is a Soldier.
We may be separated again this year but know that what physical distance creates is a deeper love and appreciation in a bond that few can understand.
|Nay- FLW, MO; Kevin - South Korea 2012|
I love you, thank you for taking care of our family and the families of our nation. Happy Veteran's Day.
Your loving wife & eternal companion,