Mid-October 1987 Ron Duncan told me I was pregnant.
I was sure he was wrong. So sure that I refused to take time to go get tested. (No, I hadn’t learned true submission yet. Plus I had accounting tests to study for!)
Ron was so sure I was pregnant that he told me to pee in a jar and put the lid on it. He put it in a paper bag and took it to my doctor’s office for a pregnancy test. Of course, he was right. I was expecting our third child.
One Tuesday evening months later, he told me I was Read more [...]
Four years ago my children lost their brother. They lost a friend. The Four Duncan Boys became Three.As Sgt. Duncan helped take charge of assisting his dad and two brothers clean out Andrew’s apartment just a day after finding out their brother had been killed on a country road in the Panhandle of Texas, my oldest son, who served five years in the Marines and did two tours in the Middle East was brought to his knees by a pair of worn out ballet shoes. He knelt in the middle of his brother’s Read more [...]
My son served five years in the United States Marine Corp, including two tours in Afghanistan. David still serves in Marine Reserves while living and working in Oklahoma. Like many combat vets, he has struggled. The death of his younger brother less than a year after getting out of the USMC made it worse.
I'm proud of his service to our country, but I am most proud of the man he has become since leaving active duty. He has dealt with physical and emotional issues with strength, wisdom, and grace.
He Read more [...]
Freedom. Purchased by so many.
USMC. The men and women who serve in the marines including my son. First in, last out.
U.S. Navy. Including my dad who served during the Korean conflict and for many years in the reserves.
U.S. Air Force. Many of our friends serve in the AF. I am grateful to have met such wonderful people since we moved to Texas.
U.S. Army. And our friend Caleb who began his army career this spring.
U.S. Coast Guard. I hope my sailor brother will never need to call upon them. Read more [...]
Our oldest son is now 27. I am so proud of the man he has become. He is a joy to be around, and he is kind, honest, strong, smart, fun, and cute.
This is one of my all time favorite pictures of David. Laughing and playing in the rain..
David spent five years in the Marines. Here are a few pictures of his time in.
Here are shots from over the years.
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In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Sweet Little Lies."
My oldest son David spent five years in the US Marine Corp and did two tours in Afghanistan.
His first tour he was part of the 3/5 known as the Dark Horse unit. They had a high casualty count. My son lost many friends. He knows the hell of war and the sorrow of losing friends who died too young.
Before leaving on his second tour, he took me aside and told have me not to worry, "No one ever shoots at me momma! They may Read more [...]