This weekend, I was able to take my 18 year old son with me to go to Colorado Springs for the weekend. We went because my baby brother is in the Army and would be leaving for his first deployment ever...going to Afghanistan. I wanted to take photos of him, his wife, and their baby before he left. I also wanted to meet my nephew for the first time. We went to Garden of the Gods and took some pictures there in the COLD WIND!
We also got some photos outside the front door of their apartment and one inside the apartment. I was so sad to say goodbye for 9 months, but not nearly as sad as my brother and his wife were, I'm sure. I'm so grateful for this time we had together, and I am trusting God to cover my brother with His wings, while he is in Afganistan.
When you think of it, please pray for our military men and women and the families that they are separated from. It's tough for both sides. Mommies and Daddies miss milestones and birthdays and each other. They really need our prayers, our love, and our support.