Saturday, February 23, 2008

Pride

We have some changes going on right now at the McGray house.
My husband, Bill is deploying this weekend for Iraq.

Yesterday was the farewell ceremony for the Company. Bill did a great job speaking to his unit and the turn out was wonderful.

I have some pictures to add to the blog later today but, for now, I found one of the video clips from the local news.

This one is kinda fun since all of us are on it. So dang-gone proud of Bill and the little man did a great job being interviewed too.


video

35 comments:

Sherry said...

OH WOW< KIMBER.... that is such a special news clip. Andrew and Bill were especially touching!
I still am thinking about all of you and want you to know I'm hear for you.....

pinktomato said...

awe kimber!
i just put my dang mascara on and now its running down my face. i knew i shoulda used waterproof today :-) it takes a strong man to join the military. it takes a stronger woman to let him go. you have a lot to be proud of.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! You all did a great job!! I was afraid what Andrew might say but he was absolutely amazing and so well spoken!!

Love you all from Texas!!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, Kimber! Thanks for sharing some moments that are going to be hard in the coming days. Adorable son, but you know that!

Yvonne said...

Kimber - I've said it before and I'll say it again...thank you to your family and all the others for the sacrifice. You'll all be in our prayers. Let us know if you need anything. Andrew was too cute.

y

the real ~Roxann~ said...

Kimber! You have a really great family to be proud of! A handsome, strong and brave husband. An American Hero... And a brave son, smart and obviously, proud of his dad.

God Bless all of the McGray's sacrificing so much.

Thank you.


Roxann
(((hugs)))

Kim Hughes said...

awwww, Andrew did such a great job Kimber...listening to him, brought tears to my eyes. I am thinking about you and your family. Hope you all have a safe year

((((hugs))))

Cynthia said...

Huge hugs my friend...it's going to be a long road, but you are well supported and so is Bill! Thoughts and prayers for all of you. You know how to find me....

Jennifer Stewart said...

Oh Kimber.....that is the sweetest thing ever to see Andrew being interviewed. THANK you to your family from ours. I love you and will be praying for your family.

Much love,
Jen

Katie Watson said...

I'm a military wife also, with a husband that is about to deploy, yet again.....and I just wanted to say thank you for your strength and my thought and prayers are with you and your family.

Chrys said...

Oh sweetie!!! Thinking of you!!!! Your little guy did a great job!!! :)

tania said...

kimber! i had NO idea you were a military family. none. i am so very thankful for the sacrifices that military families make for our country. THANK YOU. and now, i'm off to find some tissues. (((HUGS))) and prayers.

Jess said...

Kimber - saying a BIG prayer for your family. What a great clip to have too, the little guy did so great!

Anonymous said...

Awww, Kimber, that was awesome!!
((HUGS)) and prayers (and thank you) for you, the kids, Bill and his Company.


Christine

Tami said...

((hugs)) It is because of people like your husband and family that we have the freedom we so often take for granted. Thank you. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Janet O. said...

Hey babe...that was really touching - A did great and L is so cute! You know you can come up ANY time - you are only about 2.5 hours away from me and I'd love to have you! HUGS!!
p.s. your hair looks great! :)

Rita said...

Wow...how special Kimber :) What a proud little boy!! Keeping you and your family in my prayers. xo

Melanie said...

You have such reason to be proud! Thank you for the sacrifice. My dad was an officer in the military - I remember my mom having to run the house when he was gone. Big hugs to you and THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

Great clip, thanks for sharing! Andrew did a great job with his interview. Bill said it perfect that it sucks! Hope your ready for some food and fun! I will see you soon.
Christel

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers - your little guy did any awesome interview!

Anonymous said...

Kimber - I'm thinking of you as tears flow doen my dang face!! Take care of the little ones and make every day special. Miss ya!!
Tara Thynne - thynner

Kim Moreno said...

Look how sweet little Andrew is on that video.. you should be so proud of both the men in your life!! I'm only a phone call away when you need it. I will keep Bill and you and the kids in my prayers. Love ya girl!

Melissa said...

You need a Kleenex warning on that one!


Thinking of you and your family!

Mary Rogers said...

oh sweet thing...that made me cry. Hugs to you!!

Marie Starr said...

{{{Hugs}}} Honey, as you go through this time. Your family did a great job, btw, on the news footage.

Keeping your dh in my prayers!

Marie
Mom2Pea-er

LisaW said...

Dang Kimber...I'm so sorry your husband has to go to Iraq. Good thing you are so strong...and you've got to be proud. I'll be saying prayers for all of you! Andrew looked and sounded so dang cute.

Anonymous said...

Kimber, I thank God for your family - you are a blessing to all of us!

Milissa said...

Our prayers are with Bill while he is gone from home. If you need anything at all please let us know. Love you girl.

kimosabescraps said...

oh Kimber... How proud you must be and yet so worried too... I know, I m the wife of a firefighter!
Praying for his successful deployment and safe and speedy return!
Your scrappy friend.
Kim Faucher
kimosabescraps

Laura Achilles said...

You little guy did do such a great job! I'll be praying and thinking about you often. You're welcome to call/email me anytime you need to.

Jackie Pettit said...

Aww.....Kimber...what a great husband you have. What a wonderful sacrifice you are all making for our country. I will remember you all in my prayers. Hugs to you! Andrew was adorable.

Margie H said...

More (((hugs))) to you and your family! Great clip...it was so good to see ya!

Just what "PinkTomato" said "it takes a strong man to join the military. it takes a stronger woman to let him go." God bless you, my friend! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

I had no idea you're husband was leaving. It's the worst watching them go isn't it? I'm here for you if you need someone to whine about being alone with. Been there, got that T-shirt. It's too small mind you, but I have one ; ) Bless you guys! (This is Ruth. I can't ever sign in??)

{jennie} said...

Kimber, Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Big thanks to your husband for protecting our country.
Jennie

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Just found your blog. Love your art! Thank You to your husband for his service and Thank you for your sacrifices.