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The Very Best 4th of July
On a very personal note:
I am, I confess, a shameless "Nanna."
I have to say I’m obsessed. I have a poster of my granddaughter Kaylee on our bedroom wall. Yes a poster. I flew out in June 2010 for Kaylee’s first birthday party even though my husband and I are flying out to Ft. Lewis, WA again August 1st 2010. Her Daddy couldn’t be there, I wanted to be there for her milestone.
So that is in part why I’m writing – because I want to have an excuse to post photos of her. I’m also writing about the best 4th of July EVER for our family. My husband and I were vacationing in beautiful Manistee, Michigan when on July 4th my daughter-in-law text messaged me, “Alex is officially on U.S. soil.” I burst into tears. It was days of not really knowing where he was, and then that most welcomed text. Not prone to cry all that easily, I even surprised myself when I suddenly started crying, but there it is.
So I wanted to dedicate this first to a merciful and wonderful loving God who brought my son home without a single hair on his head harmed. My daughter-in-law Kristen posted these long awaited photos on Facebook and I wanted to share them here.
I also wanted to thank everyone who wrote to me – emails, comments here on Hubpages etc. with their words of support. There are no words to describe to you all how much it helped while I prayed and waited for my son to come home safe to read your words.
So thank you one and all. I didn’t come here to seek “friends” or to be buds with anyone but I have to say it has been a true blessing finding “Hub friends” who have been so generous and kind. God bless you all – you know who you are!