Thursday, June 01, 2006

Proud Army Family


Last few days.....crazy as usual! Had to get my car worked on,go to DMV(grrrrr) Well the kist goes on & on. I was leaving the house today & saw my neighbor outside. He asked if we were thinking of getting a swing set soon. Which is odd because Matt & I had this discussion just the other day. We had held off because we didn't know at the time if we'd be moving. Anyway I said I was getting one soon & we talked for a minute about neighbor stuff then I left. I ran a couple errands & come home to find that my neighbors swing set is in MY yard! He was standing out there with a huge grin on his face & I was so confused. He said that they didn't need it anymore. See he has twin girls but only gets them on weekends & they are getting older. I tried to pay him but he wouldn't let me. He kept saying I wish I could do more. Then later I realized what he meant by that. He meant he wished he could do more because of Matt being gone right now. I was & so am grateful for his kindness. He really is so very nice to me. He's gotten me through my window when I was locked out too many times to count! LOL! Then again I felt different about this. Did he feel sorry for us? I mean I am so proud of Matt & all he sacrifces daily but I don't want pity for him. He wouldn't want that! I am proud of my children who are so young but have went through so much since September but I don't want pity for them. I am proud of myself for making it this far when I never thought I could but I don't want pity. It's hard to explain I don't want our family or all the military families out there to go unnoticed. Then again I am getting through this & will continue to. Don't look at my family & feel sorrow. Look at my family & see pride,sacrifice,hardwork,dedication & love.
~Courtney~

8 comments:

Michelle said...

You make a very good point. See us and recognize the sacrifices we make, but don't pity us. It was really nice of that guy, it's nice to know that there are still good hearted people out there.

Glo said...

Sweetie, It not pity,it is love and understanding for the sacritices that you, the kids and their Dad are making for the people of this great country to be free.I had a lady pay for my groceries one day.I said you don't have to do that,she said I know I don't,but I just want to help in some small way.Because I do appreciate what your husband and the others are giving up so I can be a FREE American.
A Wife of one of our unit members had her fish Pond cleaned (The man spent three hours cleaning it.the priece was set at 200.00.When he came to the door to get his ck. He told her No charge and to tell her husband THANKS for the Freedom. So it not pity it's Pride and Love for all Our Guys are doing for FREEDOM.......There are some A.H.'s out there..........But most are very nice and understanding,sounds like you have one for a neighbor.Consider yourself and your family very Blessed.....

michelle said...

I agree with glo. You are doing an amazing job Courtney.

Sandra said...

Court, I so understand what you mean. There's nothing to feel sorry or pity about when it comes to military wives or families. Sad, understanding, wanting to help in a hard time, yes, that I can understand.

I think your neighbor is an amazing person for doing that for you, he obviously is trying to help in any way he can and I guess he thinks that giving you the swing set will bring your kids more fun and happiness and if that helps them in any way lessen the sadness of daddy being gone, then it's worth it.

You're doing such an amazing job with the kids while Matt is gone. It's nice to know though that you have a neighbor who appreciates the sacrifices you guys are making and is there to help in any way.

I remember one time when Curt was deployed, our truck wouldn't work, I couldn't get it to turn on at all. I was so frustrated. My neighbor was in his driveway and heard me upset about the truck. I went inside for lunch and when I had come back out, he had fixed it for me, the battery needed a new cable, he went out and BOUGHT one, installed it and told me not to even think of paying him back. How sweet was that?

Hope you are having a great day :)
Love ya girl,
Sandra

Faith said...

Girl I know exactly what you mean. Notice your pretty flowers are back. :-) I think it was your neighbor's way of saying THANK YOU. Not pity, not sorrow, but thank you for Matt's service. So, :-) and be thankful.

Missed you being around. Hope things are getting easier for you.

Courtney said...

I agree with Glo too. How nice of your neighbor to do that for you. It is always good to know that other people out there really appreciate our men and all that they do. It is refreshing after listening to people who protest the war and don't support our troops.

APE said...

We have these meat guys that come around and sell meat out of the back of their truck. Cole and I decided to try it once and loved it so much that we keep buying from them. Well one day they came to check on us to see if we needed any more meat. I told them sorry since my hubby isn't here we just can't afford it nor eat it all. I said it just me and the kids and the kids don't eay that much. He said he understood nad went to check on my neighbor. Well he came back with a case of hamburgers they have great hamburgers, and said here take it. I said no I couldn't he said no take it. It's people like you guys who let me do my job. I told him normally don't like taking handouts because I don't want people thinking I use my husband being deployed as a way to get over or get stuff. Come to find out it he had talked to my neighbors for awhile and they told them we like the hamburgers so much, but won't take any of theirs either. Someone once told me. If it makes that person happy then take it. People want to help not of of pity but out of respect. So next time you see your neighbor give him a big THANK YOU FROM ME APRIL for helping out a fellow military wife and from my husband for helping out a fellow solider. It people like him that keep me beliving that there is still some good left out there. Take Care girl keep ypur head up you almost there.

APE said...

We have these meat guys that come around and sell meat out of the back of their truck. Cole and I decided to try it once and loved it so much that we keep buying from them. Well one day they came to check on us to see if we needed any more meat. I told them sorry since my hubby isn't here we just can't afford it nor eat it all. I said it just me and the kids and the kids don't eay that much. He said he understood nad went to check on my neighbor. Well he came back with a case of hamburgers they have great hamburgers, and said here take it. I said no I couldn't he said no take it. It's people like you guys who let me do my job. I told him normally don't like taking handouts because I don't want people thinking I use my husband being deployed as a way to get over or get stuff. Come to find out it he had talked to my neighbors for awhile and they told them we like the hamburgers so much, but won't take any of theirs either. Someone once told me. If it makes that person happy then take it. People want to help not of of pity but out of respect. So next time you see your neighbor give him a big THANK YOU FROM ME APRIL for helping out a fellow military wife and from my husband for helping out a fellow solider. It people like him that keep me beliving that there is still some good left out there. Take Care girl keep ypur head up you almost there.