I'm having a girl!! Audrey Grace
"Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will." ~Source Unknown~
I probably will not be blogging much if at all for the next 6 weeks or so. I will be going to Airman Leadership School on Thursday. I have to go to ALS before I can pin on my Staff Sergeant stripe in December. Its going to be like getting re-blued (or like going back to basic without the yelling)!!
I’m sick of everyone tossing around the blame for Hurricane Katrina. Why must someone be to blame? It was a hurricane from Mother Nature, how can it be anyone’s fault that the Gulf Coast was hit by a Cat 4 Hurricane? If you must blame someone, blame God. He rules our earth and for some divine reason, brought about Hurricane Katrina. Maybe to punish us for laughing at Mother Nature’s strength? Maybe it is to show us mortals here on Earth that we are not invincible? Maybe it is the fault of all mankind for our cockiness and pride. Who ever thought that something like this hurricane could happen in this day and age? New Orleans is reduced to a third world country in living conditions. Did anyone believe that was possible in America? No, we thought we could beat Mother Nature. But the entire world has been proven wrong… again. How many lessons do we need?
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
I got this message from Andi’s World… http://www.andisworld.typepad.com/
My friend lives in Lafayette which is about 2 hours west of New Orleans. I was pretty scared for her and her family before Hurricane Katrina hit because I wasn’t sure if they would be affected by the storms path or not. I wasn’t sure exactly how far away Lafayette was from New Orleans, but I knew it was fairly close. Turns out that Lafayette was barely affected by the storm itself, but they are very much affected by the aftermath of the storm. Lafayette and the small towns around it are now flooded with refugees from New Orleans. The population has doubled there!! She told me they even had to close a local Albertson’s for fear of being robbed!
Osama bin Laden and people like him are not at war against our Army or our Marines or our Air Force or our Navy. They are at war against our way of life, and we need to remember that. They want us all dead. Not because they have a better vision of what to do with their populations or how to elevate the human spirit or serve their people better. It's only because we're different, because we're free, becasue we vote, because we have an opinion and because we're allowed to express it.
I am an American
This is my friend Casey in Iraq who is a TACP.... sorry I can't remember what it stands for right now.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of standing on the flight line for Gen Idhe's finne flight. Which means Gen Idhe is leaving Nellis and his finne flight is his last time flying as part of Nellis AFB before he moves on to bigger and better things.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."