Remember how Junior thinks that the dandelions are his Grandpa? Well today I was washing the dishes (miracle) and Junior went outside on the patio, like he always does. He ALWAYS stays out there and never wanders away.
I still go out there with him though, and I turned off the water, dried my hands, and went outside. The gate was open and Junior and Sammy the dog were gone. I look over in the above field of dandelions as I am running out of the yard and see Junior rolling on the ground and Sammy dancing around him.
I got everyone back in the yard and asked him what he was doing outside the fence. He told me "I wanted to be close to my Grandpa". He's obsessed with the man he never met.
We have survived four year long deployments--one to Bosnia and three to Iraq. We have been married for almost 17 years and have three children--Em, Abs, and Junior. Gunner is currently deployed for the 5th time to Afghanistan. We are fast approaching the year mark, and then we will focus on the prize--retirement!