Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wordful Wednesday

I found this blog, and figured I would play along. But, I'm going to use 3 pictures, rather than one.

This "kid", is Sidney. I say kid, because he's really 19, but hey, in my world, that makes you a kid. What's amazing about him? Well, for one thing, check out that physique. Know where you get that? That's right, boot camp. Even with everything going on in the world as it is, he still joined the Reserves. And, he's received his orders to go to the sand box. My heart dropped when I heard about it. His amazingly awesome mama, is one of my best friends, Annette. See? Isn't she pretty? I met her when she used to work at the Drag Strip. She was totally super awesome at it.

Anyway, Sidney has been SO excited to finally be doing something. He was supposed to have left this past weekend, but now he's in a holding pattern. Isn't that frustrating? Mama doesn't know when he's leaving, he wants to get to doing something, and get over there with his friends, but it's a "sit tight, we'll let you know." And did I mention, he's in NJ? This family will do anything to help someone out. Sidney and his friends have come over and helped me put air conditioners in and out, and between them and the R. clan, I barely had to lift a finger when I moved! Annette unpacked my whole kitchen for me. Sure, I still can't find some things, but who cares? It's all put away!

Sidney loves his bike. He's crazy on it, and makes my heart stop, but, the kid loves that dangerous edge. Hello, did you catch the part that he volunteered knowing he was going to be going East? He's got a deep sense of pride, duty, and loyalty. The world wouldn't be bad off to have a few more people like him!


Amy said...

A great post - got to love respectful children -- great job to parents for guiding them.

A magical WW to you!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

very nice post! lovely friend!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

What a great friend! How wonderful that he is willing to serve for our freedom!

angie said...

You must be so proud of him......even if that pride, duty and loyalty puts him in danger. I'm so glad you played along today.

dlyn said...

You must be very proud of him. Our daughter is there now - I will keep him in my daily prayers for our troops.

mommaof4wife2r said...

takes a special kind of person...i'm really proud of him! duty and honor...good stuff. we could use more of it!