Monday, November 12, 2012

Ben is home..actually he's been home for 1 month and 12 days:)

After being gone since February 14, 2012 Ben is home!!!

He completed His National Guard training, extra specialized training, and Air Borne Training... His rank is Private 1st class(We Think:)...We are so proud of all the work that you did Ben. Today is Veteran's Day. If you can, go out and so thank-you to a retired soldier...If you can't do this, at least tell God how grateful you are for the protectors of this country. "Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God." Psalm 20:7

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.  
I know that this poem is normally used near Memorial Day in May; But some other countries also use this around Veteran's Day. 
Thank-you Veteran's for giving so much for us.

Mom thought that some of you might like to know that Esther's arm healed very well. Here a nurse is using a saw to cut off the cast. If this saw touched skin it stopped immediately.

During this whole process, Esther kept on breaking into giggles...(She said it tickled:) 
The nurse was glad that Esther was not scared. Many kids scream, and do not let the nurses take off their cast.
Hope that you all have a blessed day today.
                                                               The Mitton Family

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