Monday, May 10, 2010

There's No Place Like Home

Home

An advantage to teaching in the trenches for the past 16 years is the chance to watch some of my cherubs grow up. While I'm holding down the fort at Our Humble High School~maintaining the status quo, as it were~kids of past graduating classes are out conquering the world & whatnot.

Heather's done 2 tours in Afghanistan, 1 in Iraq. A grizzled "vet" at the age of 28.

She's back from the war zone, stationed in DC. There's no place like home, huh?

18 comments:

Help! Mama Remote... said...

In that prospective, when I say it, it's an understatement.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Totally agree.
Hope you have a great week ahead.
Betty xx

Queenie Jeannie said...

I'm so glad she has completed three tours and is back home, safe and sound! God bless our troops!!!!

Vodka Logic said...

Wow three tours.. thats amazing. Glad she is safe and sound.

Cheryl said...

No, I'm not crying. My heart is creaking though. So glad she made it home safely. Three tours. Wow.

Kristin said...

Such a hero she is!

Arti said...

I completely agree with u there..theres no place like home..so true!

Tara R. said...

So glad your former cherub is back home safe and sound.

Susie said...

What an amazing young woman!

mama-face said...

ah. I was almost afraid to read your post after seeing the photo. Seems like we are forgetting about our soldiers...which is so wrong. Lovely post after all. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

A vet at 28...that's terrible.

quilly said...

I would like to send Heather a welcome home and a "thank you" for serving. On a different note -- if your former students are 28+, then gee you're old! ;)

blueviolet said...

So cool to see them all grow up!

Jeanie said...

It sounds like you have helped to send an amazing woman out into the world. Bless her, and I am glad she is safe and now home.

sheila said...

Wow! that is a great pic and post! I know quite a few kids (and actually some adults - like my age) who have been called up to go. Scary. What a wonderful sacrifice.

paige said...

I agree. It's the tough times that make us appreciate the better ones!

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Tracie said...

As we say in the South, Bless Her Heart. Glad she is home safe and sound. I'm grateful for her (and her fellow soldiers') service to our country.

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