December 23, 2014

Today was a very busy day, and if you manage to ignore all the traffic, it was a very pleasurable day. We had one appointment today, with the VA, and also a need to get over to the DMV so Jason could get the permanent plates for his truck. The previous time we were at the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) one of the clerks told Jason that he would have to come back in with the plates and exchange them for the Purple Heart Plates. We said, "Okay." Then went home to wait. The original plates finally showed up and Jason took them in to exchange them, only that didn't happen. This time we spoke with another woman working the window and and she said the Purple Heart plates should have been ordered with the last attempt to get them. Bottom line is that Jason should finally get his license plates around the end of February.

Out oldest son George, flew in today, from Livermore. A big hug to our friend Chris who drove George to the airport and walked him to the gate of departure. George has special needs and requires assistance when traveling alone. He will be staying with us for a week and then he'll be headed back home. George was pretty excited that Jason let him sleep on the cot that Jason used in Afghanistan. We are happy that he wanted to spend Christmas with us, it's been about a year since I saw George. Linda was able to see him this past summer after she attended the Blue Star Mother's Convention in San Francisco. Stacy and Jackie love when their uncles come to visit. It would be exceptionally wonderful to have all four of our son's with us for Christmas; maybe another year. I'll do my best to get some pictures posted, from the visit.

As you can imagine the girls are counting the days until Christmas. Tonight at dinner Jackie told me that I was Santa (I guess I look a little like the guy) and Stacy said that I wasn't because my beard is too short, I love being a Grandpa. I think I'll bake some cookies tomorrow while Linda finishes up wrapping some presents. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Please take care and stay positive.


  1. Always here praying!
    Psalms 118:14-16 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

  2. Merry Christmas! Praying!
    Galatians 4:4-6 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.


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