Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Our Soldier

Yesterday we attended a send-off ceremony for my brother and the 155th Brigade Combat Team at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg. They will be deploying to Iraq very soon. This will be Jeremy's second tour in Iraq. Here are a few pics from the day.

The flyover:The 155th:My parents, Amelia and I totally missed the ceremony because of a stupid traffic jam on Hwy 49 and on the base. I got the first two pics from my sister. At least we got to see Jeremy when it was over. He was glad to see Amelia and she was happy to see him too!

Especially when she realized he had cool stuff to play with on his uniform. Here she is chewing on his canteen. Jeremy called it another word, but I forgot what it was. It's the thing they wear on their backs that holds their drinking water. Whatever it's called, Amelia loved it.

Our family, minus my brother Josh, who was working. Daddy's in the back with his gimpy arm. He had shoulder surgery a few weeks ago.

Three-fourths of the Davis siblings and Amelia, the star of the family.

Back at my parents' house the whole fam got together for supper, but I refused to pose for any group photos because my allergies were going crazy from the random cat that lives in their yard, so my nose was all red and my face was swollen. Here's Amelia finding something else to chew on, one of her favorites, a cell phone! She destroyed mine last week and I had to get a new one. Her slobber is deadly to electronics.

Mare trying on Jeremy's cool gear:

Cliff, we might have a volley-baller on our hands! She had fun playing with Aunt Mare and my dad with the ball in the yard.

Please remember Jeremy and all the soldiers and their families in your prayers during this time. Let's not forget the sacrifice all branches of the military have made for us and continue to make for us everyday.

1 comment:

lindeymagee said...

what a bittersweet day. your brother is a hero; much admired & will be in my prayers!

on a side note. cats totally send me into puffy-face-no-photos-please-mode too. i think they're from the devil myself.