Happy New Year & Welcome Home

We started out a year ago — announcing the countdown to Our Dad’s deployment en route to Afghanistan. While away, he was part of one of the transition teams working to hand the reins of government back to the Afghans.

He’s back home now and the big green monster (all his military bags and gear) has returned to the guest bedroom. One year down, now the rest of our lives – together – to go.

Our Irish Blessing to Dad

Over the past year, Our Mom and the kids sent out many of the handmade felt blue star flags in honor of Our Dad and all those serving in the Armed Forces. Although not all of them were returned, we’ve made so many great new friends along this virtual road and were honored by the participation of distinguished notables and places.  

At the 2012 farewell ceremony.

At the 2012 farewell ceremony.

This project’s not over yet so please stay tuned! We still have a number of visits to feature, adding to all the great travels of Our Dad’s Flag. Who knows? Maybe some of those unreturned flags (and we won’t name names — just yet) will make their way back home!

Thanks for reading and following. We wish you all the best for a wonderful New Year! Please keep all those serving our country and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

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One Response to Happy New Year & Welcome Home

  1. Lisa says:

    SO happy to hear your wonderful news. What a great way to start the new year. Hoping you enjoy every single minute of family time, and wishing you only the best in 2013!

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