Saturday, October 07, 2006

Family Circles

Through the twisted tree
of family line,
how constant is
the theme of soldiering,
solidified in blood and bone...

My son, on the parapet of the Queen's Palace, Kabul.

Today, he marries. A lovely, lovely girl.
We will caper, carouse and celebrate.
I may blog tomorrow.
I may not.


ali said...

Congratulations to him!

Bernita said...

Thank you, Ali!

Marie said...

Yes, congratulations to him! Hope you have a nice time celebrating.

Erik Ivan James said...

Yes, congratulations to him...and to you!

Hopefully, we won't see you tomorrow because you will be exhausted from your celebration. You deserve that celebration with your family and friends.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Marie, Erik.

I'm all gussied up, Marie.

Erik, joy never exhausts.

M.E Ellis said...

Awww crap, that pic made me cry. What a brave mother you are to know your son is in frightening situations.

In awe.

Have a wonderful day, all of you.


Robyn said...

What a beautiful gift you have. All the best.

EA Monroe said...

All the Best and Joy to you and your loved ones, Bernita! The family's getting bigger and better with lots of love to go around!

MissWrite said...

WooHoo... hearty congrats to the new groom, and the bride-to-be. May they have many, many years of happiness.

Have a great time, Bernita.

Ballpoint Wren said...

Congratulations, Bernita! What little I can see of him looks like a mucho handsome guy.

I hope you have a great time, dance yourself silly and eat lots of cake. I hope you post pictures, too!

December Quinn said...

Congratulations and best wishes to all of you, Bernita! What a handsome man...have a wonderful time!

Gabriele C. said...

Best wishes to the young couple.

And to the in laws and other relatives.

Sela Carsen said...

Congratulations, Bernita! And congratulations to groom and his new bride! May they have many years of happiness before them.

Lisa Hunter said...

Congratulations, Bernita. Hope this means he's back from Kabul for good.

ivan said...

I didn't know!

Bad news from Kabul today.

I sincerely hope he won't be sent back just after this most wonderful of occasions.

kmfrontain said...

Oh! Belated best wishes for the wedding. And many good wishes for a happy future with the lovely girl. :D

cyn said...

so many reasons to celebrate of late. what better than life and love? enjoy and congrats, bernita!

Bernita said...

Thank you, Michelle. The courage and the dedication are his.

Indeed, Robyn, we are blessed.Thank you.

Thank you, EA. That is so true. Now we have eight.

Thank you, Tami.~I did!~

He takes after his father and grandfather, Bonnie, December. Thank you.

Thank you, Gabriele.
~the in-laws and the out-laws both together!~

Sela, thank you.Very proud.

Thank you, Lisa. No, he will be deployed again, to Kandahar.

Ivan, two of mine are proud to wear a uniform. Neither joined expecting to stay safe at home.

Karen, thank you. She is a lovely girl.

Yes, indeed, Cyn, and thank you. Our hearts are full.

Thank you all very, very much for your kind wishes.

Shadowrite said...

God bless your son and your family. And please thank him from me and mine. His picture brought tears to my eyes for his courage and the courage of other soldiers fighting overseas.

Congrats too on his marraige!

James Goodman said...

Oh, that is such joyous news, Bernita. Congrats to your son. Quite the striking picture of him as well.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Shadowrite and James.
~makes my heart full~

Dakota Knight said...

Hey Bernita, Congrats and God Bless. Your son is out there protecting and supporting us and I know where he gets it from...his mother who supports the authors of the world...including me.

Vaya Con Dios

Bernita said...

Dakota, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your son and tell him thanks for his service -from one vet to another. -JTC

Bernita said...

And our thanks to you, JTC, for your service as well as your good wishes.