Loved by a soldier. We should all be so lucky.

My blog is typically where I like to share my often crass sense of humor. But for today’s post, I’m trading in my snark for sincerity. In honor of this very special holiday weekend, I’m choosing to take a moment to pay tribute to the soldier who loves me. (And if you indulge me this, you will be rewarded below with some of the cutest pictures you ever did see.)

Memorial Day gives Americans the opportunity to show our appreciation to the men and women who payed the ultimate price protecting our freedom. It’s the day where we come together as a community of people to say thank you, and more importantly, we remember.

But as the wife of a retired 1SG of the US Army, it is also a day where I feel profound thanks that MY soldier survived. He was in combat, and he came home. And because he came home, I got the chance to meet him, love him and share a wonderful life with him. Memorial Day reminds me how lucky I am.

I am loved by a soldier, and for that will be eternally grateful.

To celebrate him, and to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend, I’m sharing with you some photos I took from last Father’s Day. Me and the hubs traveled to Wisconsin last year to spend time with family, and while there, we created a mini bootcamp for the tikes in our troop. And they LOVED it.

Sidenote: These are not my kiddos. I cannot take any credit for their immense cuteness. I just photographed them. Enjoy.

^Rookie catching flack.^

^Learning field navigation.^

^Checking gig lines.^

^Scary.^

^Decidedly less scary.^

^Notice in the background, one of our soldiers attempting to go AWOL.^

Pro-Tip: When attempting to go AWOL, one can escape much faster if their pants are not around their ankles.

^The obstacle course included “live fire”.^

Be Army strong, and have a great holiday. I’ll be busy loving my soldier this weekend.