Thursday, December 29, 2005

Another Christmas Story

One of the really minor annoyances of my husband's job is that he is tethered to his office by a cell phone and a Blackberry 24/7. Calls come in at all hours of the day and night - they track him down at the grocery store and the gym on those rare times when he still gets to work out.

But sometimes, as on Christmas Day, we get a call like this one as we were driving on 270. And now that it's on the news, I can share it with you.

Enjoy.

8 Comments:

At 1:08 PM, Blogger spd rdr said...

A nice story. Love and honor are always to be found in the same place.
Congratulations to the young couple. And nice going Navy and Marines.

 
At 7:52 PM, Blogger a former european said...

You never said your husband was an admiral, Cass! Well, I suppose saluting you is gonna be a lot easier than the full, formal prostration I was forced to endure when you still reigned as Blog Goddess, your former majesty.

 
At 3:18 AM, Anonymous Dr. Harden Stuhl said...

Isn't it amazing how God takes something bad and turns it into something good? For example - This poor kid lost his arm and part of his shoulder, so God gives him another shoulder to lean on. She comes in the form of a loving soul mate. He even sends the top chaplain from the Marine Core. Cool stuff.

One more time this proves to me how much I like God. He is always doing this kind of stuff.Not just at Christmas time though - it seems to happen all year round. :)

Thanks for pointing this story out, Cass... very nice story.

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

Not an admiral, afe... not hardly. Though it took one to make this happen. Full marks to the Navy. As usual, there's a story behind that :)

I'm glad you all liked it. I hoped KJ wouldn't mind my butting in while he was away since both these stories were about our guys. Otherwise I wouldn't have, but I thought they were nice things to hear when there is so much negative in the news.

Anyway, I'm glad he's back now.

 
At 3:42 PM, Blogger KJ said...

You are always welcome to butt in, Cass. Especially, but not just, to give props to our guys.

 
At 8:12 AM, Blogger Cassandra said...

Welcome back, KJ :)

That is my first wish for the New Year, come true.

 
At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice story Cass ... the press likes to harp on the statistics of marriages that fail while or after a soldier is in Iraq, but don't seem to cover this kind of story enough.

Frodo

 
At 6:26 PM, Anonymous gerry said...

A sad yet really moving story.

This song 'Paper Cuttings' was writtn by my son Francis, inspired by Katherine's bravery.
http://www.myspace.com/franohanlon

Please pass it on. Not sure how we could get it to Katherine or if it is OK to do so.

Best wishes
Gerry

hofner@blueyonder.co.uk

 

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