This is a page I made for my stepson Chris, who is currently in Afghanistan on a 6 month deployment..The ~frame~ around the picture is ribbon in different shades of camoflauge, with words in between that describe who he is..The pictures are some that Chris has sent from Afghanistan.. The jounaling comes from my husband.
~Dad, Im going to Afghanistan~;
and with those words my whole life changed. I've always known how much you loved being in the military and what a proud Canadian you are, but never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that you would be going off to fight in a war. The months leading up to your deployment were more stressful than you will ever know.
I kept thinking that you would change your mind or tell me that it was just a joke. August 12th 2006, your deployment day, will go down in the books as the one of the worst days a parent can go through. You dont know how many times I wanted to say to you "you stay" , "I will go"
As I waved goodbye to you my heart swelled with pride.
You are on my mind constantly.
I do whatever I can to pass the time, until you are home again.
My son, my firstborn, father of my grandchild, my hero, I am so proud of you and I love you.