Bullocks with Butterflie Wings

thankful thursday pt 1

Posted in deployment, military by MommyTaco on 29 April 2010

I have to sit down and share a couple of the things that I am extremely thankful for on this day in particular. Mind you there are so many things that I am thankful for, like the wonderful friends and family in my life. I’ll give each one a separate blog since I will probably ramble a little about each and don’t want you to feel like you’re reading a novel.

Re-Enlisting into Army A year really does pass fast when you sit and think back on a major event in your life. It has been one year today since Taco swore back in to the ranks of the military, this time for the Army. I can still remember that day like it was yesterday. I cannot begin to describe the pride that I felt for my man at the moment this photo was taken. Not just because such a great and wonderful person would once again be serving our country, but because of all of the hard work he put into getting to that moment.

I hope that when I share with other people the struggles he went through with his Air Force career being shattered doesn’t sound like I am being bitter. I am not. I love the Air Force just as much as I ever have, and while everyone has their faults, I do think that there are several lessons that “they” could learn from his experience. In reality, Big Boss of the Air Force will probably never hear about it, and there isn’t anything that can be done anyway. So instead, I look more on the fact that Taco has those experiences behind him that are certainly already shaping him into the kind of dedicated soldier that he has become.

That dedication came way before he ever swore that oath of enlistment, too. It took a brave man to swear it the first time. It took a faithful man to swear it again, knowing full & well what he was getting into. I am so thankful every day for the wonderful, God-fearing man that was placed into my life. Knowing the inner struggles he faced in answering the call of God and the call of duty was a difficult thing for me to watch. But at the same time, it was so amazing to see God go to work as soon as Taco said “Yes, Lord.”

He has certainly had his share of struggles even after having answered that call. But he knows that nobody ever told him it would be easy. I’m so proud of him, that he truly gives meaning behind the phrase “soldier on” – holding his head high through every task put before him. He will be blessed beyond measures and I can’t wait to see how the Lord will work in him next!

I also can’t wait for this year of deployment to pass as fast as the last year has!


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  1. Wifey said, on 30 April 2010 at 01:50

    The photo isn’t showing up for me 😦

    • wingedfox said, on 30 April 2010 at 12:47

      I fixed it! ❤

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