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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

It's Christmas morning. I am now "that" dad who tries to sleep and the kid comes in bouncing off the walls because it's Christmas morning. I was slowly pursuaded out of bed.

Finals are over and I have a nice break before spring semester.
This sure beats last Christmas hands down. Christmas in the desert sucks and is rather depressing. I made a decision not to be depressed last Christmas. I did it, but it was tough. I found a little itty bitty Christmas tree in the trash and set it up. A couple people had sent me little wrapped presents that I put under my little tree. Unfortunately I spent Christmas laying in a sniper hide out in the desert. It's hard top put those emotions into words at all.
I volunteered to be there...yet I hated being so far away on a day that means so much to me.

Now I'm back and loving life. I am home with my family this Christmas. However, I still have a tinge of sadness, as my little brother is over there right now, just as miserable as I was, if not more so. Every time I think about him I get a little choked up.

So, to all of my brothers reading this, and all my brothers that can't, have a very merry Christmas...


Alex said...

Merry Christmas Bro. Those hides sucked on Christmas.

Diskdoctr said...

It is never fun to be away from home on Christmas for any reason, let alone being in a warzone. Speaking from one who has been there as well all you can do is get through it and relish the time when you can be at home. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Zeke. Enjoy!!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to your family from ours here in Kentucky! This has been an amazing Christmas. Even though my soldier was one of the lucky ones that got to come home last year for Christmas, this year was one of our best Christmas' yet! Hope everyone is doing well up North. Send us some snow this way!! :-) Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Zeke said...

Anyone ever see the movie series Rome? The soldiers always call each other brother. Funny that we always have long before that movie came out.

Kentucky, merry Christmas to you too! I talked to yours the other night and it sounds like things are going very well. I wish I could send you some snow, it just keeps coming!

Here's to never being away from home for Christmas again!

Alex said...

We call each other brother because thats what we are.

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