Saturday, February 19, 2011

Soldier Up

Major changes are coming our way. Life as we know it is going to alter yet again. My husband has enlisted into the U.S Army and will become a great soldier among so many for our country. We couldn't be more proud of him. This has been going on for the past year and the time has come upon us to put it out there for all to know. Most people are excited and proud of him and of us but there are some who think we are crazy. Crazy, that he would do such a thing when we are at a time of war and after the loss of my brother, SGT Paul E Dumont Jr. Losing my brother doesn't change a thing though. We don't hate the military. If anything, it has given us a greater love for our country and of the men and women who serve each and every day. They are the true heroes and deserve so much more recognition than they receive. I truly believe Chris will make a great soldier. He's been an amazing husband and such a wonderful father to our three kids. He's ready for a change and we are ready to support him each and every step of the way. We know that the Lord has great plans for him and for us. We both feel that this is the route he is supposed to go. Yes, things can be a bit nerve wrecking, but then again what in life ever isn't? We've already battled some of our biggest wars right here. If he's ready and willing, then so am I. I've never seen him work so hard towards something as he has been doing in the past few months. He told me a verse that he liked a couple of weeks ago. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13. It's what helped him deal with our son while he battled cancer and it's what will help him in the months ahead. As he thinks of that verse, I will too. It won't be easy but we're in this together. We are a family and we are strong. We love you Chris and we couldn't be more proud! And, as my brother would say... "It's time to Soldier Up!"

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4 comments:

  1. WOW... way to go Chris.. will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.. you have to follow your heart.. it guides you the best.. it sounds like he has alot of support from you Jess which is amazing.. I too am very proud of all our military men and woman who sacrifice so much and their families.. God Bless you all.

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  2. Truly, thank you for serving our country Chris! My family and I will keep you, Jessica, and the kids in our prayers.

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  3. We are so proud of Chris and his decision to serve our country. He is going to be a great soldier, and you are going to be a great Army Wife (as if you were not already). As I have told you time and again, we love each of you so much. Although I am not with you in Virginia, I hope you know I am always here for you Jess. Miss you so much.

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  4. Thanks so much to you and your family for all your unwavering service, sacrifice and dedication to our country. This is an amazing journey you're embarking on together and my thoughts and prayers go with you through it all.

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