Chris & Kerry are Marine parents too...Chris lives in Georgia and has been up here just down the road from me all this past week! Kerry lives just over the line in Connecticut!
Chris' son Blake was KIA on 1 September 2010 in Afghanistan ~ I "met up" with the two of them via Marine Parents and then facebook. We would chit-chat into the night & email and talk on the phone but we had never met in person. Chris "spent the night" with me when Billy was stranded in Okinawa ~ LOL I can laugh now but that night & long long weekend not so much ;)
When Chris' son was killed Kerry messaged me to let me know, I was unable to make it to the services and my heart was breaking for the Rodgers family.
Chris his wife Jane and their beautiful daughter Emily have a strength that is just amazing and they are the kindest sweetest people I have ever met, yes MET! We got together this past Tuesday for our official "Meet & Greet" ~ we laughed, talked, cried, hugged, laughed & cried some more! It was a beautiful night & it was such an honor to meet them.
I have Chris and Jane a little taste of Fall River sent them packing with some treats and a bottle of Portuguese Port Wine...Chris had a memory shirt made for me, R.E.D. of course in memory of our hero Blake. I wore it today with pride!
God Bless you Rodgers family, please know that Blake is ALWAYS REMEMBERED & Will never never be forgotten....
The view from the outside looking in...their living room, dining room, family room/office and the back deck, their sweet little kitchen!
It's just the sweetest house; they have two full baths one downstairs and one upstairs. Mr. P was painting the master bedroom so I wasn't allowed to get in there and snap some pics...we worked all day Friday and Saturday. Their furniture is being delivered throughout the week and we’ll be back over there next Saturday to help them some more. Mr. P has a few painting projects over there throughout the week...stay tuned more pictures to follow!
I spent Saturday afternoon with Nikky, we went to BJ's so that she could stock up on supplies for her new house! Everything should be finalized the week after next and then they get their keys, YAY YAY YAHOOOO!!! They are so excited & happy! Mr. P will be heading over to paint and I'll be going over to help them clean and organize! We haven't seen their house yet, Nikky wanted to be able to show us when it was officially theirs so we've been chomping at the bit waiting to get in their and see it!
While I was out with Nikky Mr. P went out to Wareham, Massachusetts to go picking with a friend of his! They were going to an estate sale and then to a few thrift stores in search of hunting/fishing equipment...why I'm not sure he has soooo much! Well he decided that he didn't need any but scooped up the little iron and stand and the shoe for me! SO sweet, thank you sweetie!
This morning I went out to the garden shop and picked up some flowers, I'm not very goo with them so we'll see how long that last! For now anyway my front flower boxes look pretty!
Billy called yesterday afternoon while I was out with Nikky, I spoke to him for a few minutes and then Nikky talked to him. When I got the phone back my phone was beeping low battery. I had Billy's truck so I was without a charger, it went dead!!! I was shouting BILLY BILLY, I love you :/ but he didn't' hear me...I was so upset! He called back but it went to voicemail :/ stupid phone, it hasn't been keeping a charge!! Time for a new phone!!
Well, I have to run need to get ready for my work week! If I don't make it back here until the weekend know that I'm always thinking of all of you!
Well Hello, my name is Lynda and I’m 43 years old…I’ve been happily married 2x to the same man for let’s see all together 17 years. Yes that’s what I said 2x, I took a 2.5 year hiatus ~ we were young and silly. My hubby’s name is Billy; yes I have two of them. Big & Lil', we also have a daughter her name is Nikky, oh and can't forget Max & Bailey our four legged kids!
Our daughter Nikky is busy, busy, busy planning her wedding :) !!!!!
Our son is a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps ~ PDS Okinawa Japan.