Monday, July 28, 2008
This is my sister Erin and her husband Stephen, for those of you who don't know their story here's a quick blip. They met in the Air Force, both were involved in EOD training(these are the guys and gals that get rid of roadside bombs) it's a very dangerous job! They were married while stationed in Guam. Stephen went to Iraq for six months and in that time diffused many bombs and in turn saved many lives, yes my friends you are looking at a real life war hero. He returned safely but while on vacation was injured in a diving accident that left him paralyzed. He has made excellent progress and amazes doctors as well as everyone around him. Which brings me to the reason I'm writing this, he was retired July 25th from the Air Force, there was a ceremony held in honor of his service. One of the hard things about living away from family is not being able to participate in these kind of events but I wanted to shout it from the mountain tops about how proud and honored I am to know this guy. He will probably be a little embarrassed about this post, because he is very humble. Point being, during the ceremony friends and family found out things he had done while serving in Iraq, that he never told anyone. He has been a blessing to our family in more ways than one and I regret that I was not there in person to see him honored. We love you guys and are so proud, thank you Stephen for your service and your sacrifice to make this world a safer place to live and for us to enjoy the freedoms we tend to take for granted. Much love and Many Blessings!