Thursday, October 15, 2009

He's home! As of this morning, my son has returned to US Soil after a deployment to Iraq. I will blog more later but right now I just wanted to share my good news. He should be home to our house within a week. Its been a long year and we are much relieved that this journey has come to an end.

Thank you to all the military men and women who serve our country on both domestic and foreign land. Thank you to the families and friends they leave behind who love them and pray for them and miss them.

No one. NO ONE understands what these families go through and the pain they endure unless you have experienced it. If you know of a family with a loved one serving overseas call them up, ask how THEY are doing, ask what THEY need. Sometimes they just need someone to care that they are hurting and missing their someone. They need somebody to say its ok to cry, let me help you. Its a HUGE burden these families carry whether its a son, daughter, mother, father, husband, wife, cousin, doesn't matter - they aren't home and they are missed and worried over in a way few can understand.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

This is an open invitation for all of you to set the date for next Friday - October 9! I'm throwing a down home Texas Barbecue (virtual of course which after all is the only way not to gain weight with all this good food!). I hope you will all come and join me. Here's the link so that we all remember to stop by. I'll be there all day and I"m giving away a PRINT version of any of my books including the one not yet released called "Trouble in Texas" which should be out by Thanksgiving.

Hope to see you all there we'll be having a foot stomping good time!