Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Chad...and cards

***Edited to add at 10:04 a.m. on 3/27*** I just heard from Chad. He arrived safely in Kazakhstan. He is really sick. He said his fever finally broke, but he's been coughing like crazy. Ever since he was a little kid, when he'd get a bad cough, it would make him puke. Apparently the same as an adult. Poor guy. He feels miserable and I can't do a thing for him. I hate it!!



Another birthday without my son. Today Chad turned 20. I love and miss him so much! I borrowed these pictures from his myspace because for obvious reasons I have no current ones of my own. These were taken at the Castle in of Infidel. They had to go search it to make sure bad guys weren't using it. Chad was in the first group to make sure it's clear. (does NOT make me happy) After that they decided to have a little photo shoot. He is a cute boy even though you don't get a good look at his face. Last year on his birthday he was flying to Afghanistan. Today he is flying OUT of Afghanistan. First he is flying to Kazakhstan, then to Scotland, then to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, then sweet home Arizona!!! He is "scheduled" to be home on April 2nd if all things go as planned. I can hardly wait. Even though I know he's on his way home, I have still been filled with worry. I don't know how to over come that. I guess it's the mom in me taking over. I just REALLY want my boy HOME!


I received 2 completely adorable getting to know you cards in the mail. One from Heidi and one from Teresa. This is the front of them. Their personal info is on the back. Total cuteness! Thank you so much girls. I love them and I love that you took the time to make them and send them to me. Totally made me happy! You two are now entered in the drawing to win a prize. If I don't get more cards in soon your odds of winning will greatly increase. :o) To the rest of you, it's not too late. Please send me your 4X6 cards. I would love to get a BUNCH of them. Mail them to P.O. Box 40512 Mesa, Arizona 85274. Thanks in advance!

Happy Tuesday!

19 comments:

Cassandra said...

Happy Birthday Chad! I am so happy for you that he will be home soon! I will try to work on a getting to know you card...

Denise Bryant said...

Happy Birthday to Chad. So happy he is on his way home.

Denise Bryant said...

Happy Birthday to Chad. So happy he is on his way home.

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday Chad. How great that he will be home soon! I hope he has a safe journey home!

1RadChick said...

Happy Birthday Chad!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family for Chad to have a safe and uneventful flight(s!) home!!!!!

velvet brick said...

Happy birthday to that amazing son of yours who we are all so proud of! Sending blessings and love to all of the George family! : )
xox
VB

~LisaLou~ said...

Yeah! He's coming home! I am so happy for you guys. Thanks for all you do Chad! We are grateful.
Lisa

Martha said...

Happy Birthday chad!!! So happy for you the mama that her boy will be home soon!!!

p.s. I'll be out in your neck of the woods setting up suntan displays in all those Walmarts out there!!! Gonna be there a week,,,,how's the weather? :)

Pam said...

Happy Birthday to Chad! I hope he has a safe trip home! Please thank him for his service for me when he gets back!

Marilyn said...

Happy Birthday to Chad! He shares a birthday with my cute husband...so glad that he is on his way back home to you and your family...

Leah said...

So glad to see he'll be home soon! And I have a feeling that worry of our kids probably does come along with motherhood. I don't look forward to those days!

Patti said...

Happy Birthday Chad!
What a year it's been for him (and for you).
Yay for him getting home soon! Safe trip home Chad

Jacquie said...

Wow has it been a year already since Chad left!?!?! The pictures are amazing.

Happy Birthday and welcome home to you Chad.

Chickenbells said...

Happy Birthday Chad!! I think we've all had a little worry for him since he left, I can't wait to see him safe and sound back home!!

Cecilia Mills said...

Happy Birthday Chad!!!Your get to know card is on my TO DO LIST, I just need to make the time and do it!!!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Chad!! I can't believe that he is 20!! So happy that he is on his way home to you safely!! He will be here before you know it

Andi said...

I'm late stopping by to wish Chad a Happy Birthday and now I see he's feeling poorly and has all that traveling to do. But it will be so wonderful for him to get back home to his family. So many prayers have been said to bring him home safely to you.

Love, love, love the "getting to know you" cards. I'll have to order a couple of pictures and get mine made for you. Such a great idea.

Cheryl Wray said...

These pictures are AMAZING!!!!

Happy Birthday to Chad!!

Missy's Blog said...

Happy Birthday Chad ... so glad you are on your way home!