Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Friday, February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015

What an amazing day it was for us. I did manage to get out and went for a run this morning. I haven't been out for a run in years - except for the moments on a treadmill, but this time I was out running on the street. I didn't go very far - just over a half mile - but then I really didn't have that much time either.

This morning we, Jason, Joselyn and myself, all went over to the VA this morning and got the final paper work together so that Joselyn can come back to work for us, on a regular basis, just like she was when Jason was an active duty Marine. There were a number of forms to fill out and some information to be provided, and over all it really wasn't to complicated or difficult to accomplish. When it was done we all felt pretty good about what had happened, and starting next week, a regular schedule will be going again for Joselyn.

The other big thing was simply getting ready for the Gary Sinise Invincible Spirit Festival that is going to be going on at Balboa Naval Hospital tomorrow. We had made some plans with a couple of the folks at the foundation to come to our place here and we'd have a barbeque tonight. They told us that we should expect to see Judy and her husband Ben and possibly Jim (I'm intentionally leaving last names off). We were excited to have all these folks come over and we wanted to provide a great meal for them, so that they would be ready for tomorrow. What happened kind of surprised us - - -  The door bell rang and I answered the door, and who should I find standing there??? Gary Sinise! He decided he would like to come by with the others, and I can not tell you how pleased we were to see him. We did not expect to see him, and considering the fact that he had to still put on a show tomorrow, it was even a bigger surprise to have him there.

The evening was excellent and the food turned out to be pretty good, though I think I could have done a better job of grilling. I wanted to get started earlier but we were out of fuel so I had to go get a couple of tanks replaced, and then we finally cranked up the grill. By the time I was in full swing on the grill, it was getting darker, so I couldn't see as well as I wanted, and on top of that one of the lights on the patio burned out (and we didn't even invite Murphy!).

We all had a great time, and you can see in the picture below that there was a nice little group here. We are looking forward to the event tomorrow, and hope to see some out friends there. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.
I'm not in this picture, because I'm taking the picture

In this picture Cristen is missing and now I'm in the picture (she took the shot), and you can also see Jackie at the end of the table. Stacy actually fell asleep.

1 comment:

  1. This is so exciting! Gary Sinese is such an amazing man! He cares so much!
    What amazing promises to those who hold fast to His Word! Praying!
    Revelation 7:16-17 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

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