August 26, 2006

Rob's Birthday

Today is my little brother Rob's birthday. He is just one year and two weeks younger than me, so he was also my best friend growing up. (shhhhhhh.. don't tell Mike) Oh, and when I say "little" brother - I am using that term loosely. He has not been my little brother since junior high school, and he now stands at least five inches taller than me.

Anyway, he is celebrating his birthday in a new way this year - in Iraq. And I don't say it enough, but I am very proud of my little brother. He serves our country every day of his life, committed to the values of the US Army, in protection of our basic freedoms. So, here's to a happy 37th birthday! I love and miss you. (note: the picture is from Kindergarten)

55 comments:

Jenna said...

Happy Birthday Rob!!! You are doing a wonderful thing fighting for our country! You are a true hero!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday, Rob!!!! I hope you have a great day and that you get to come home soon. Thanks for all you do.

Renn Giblin said...

I want to wish Ron at wonderful birthday! As a veteran myself and having grown up in a military family I appreciate all that you are sacraficing doing and hope next year your birthday is spent in the arms of your family!!!
Renn

Libby said...

Happy Birthday, Rob! Jen has nothing but wonderful things to say about you... thanks for all you do!

Anonymous said...

HappyBirthday Rob. Thank you for all of your sacrifices. Erin Johnson

Mom said...

We are all very proud of you. Mom

Jes said...

happy birthday Rob! thank you for your commitment to serve our country! you're a true hero, and for that i thank you! may you have a wonderful and blessed 37th birthday! *hugs*

Cassandra said...

Happy Birthday Rob! Hope you are blessed with health and happiness. P.S. my family sends you a big THANKS for your service and committment to our country!!!

Jessica said...

Happy, happy birthday, Rob! I could never say thank you enough for what you are doing for our country. Thanks for being a true hero! Happy Birthday!!!

Deanna mother of 4 said...

Happy Birthday, Rob!!!!! Thank you so very much for the sacrifices that you are making to protect the freedom of my Family! =D

Nancyroo said...

happy birthday, Rob! Hope you are having as nice a day as possible since you are away from home! ((Hugs))

Heather Fitz said...

Happy birthdayRob. Hope you make it home safely soon. Have a great day.

Mom said...

Happy birthday, Rob. I hope you have a great day. Please know how very much the American people appreciate your sacrifice and pass our appreciation along to your commrades.

Godspeed, Rob.

wunsagin aka Terry said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! You are a true hero and because of people like you many birthday's are celebrated. Thank YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy it as much as possible! Thanks for what you are doing!
Dawn

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! Stay safe and thank you thank you thank you for all that you guys are doing.
Chris

Jim, Les & Zach said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Thank you and God bless you for all that you do for us!

Samantha said...

Happy birthday Rob!!! Hope you were able to enjoy this day! Thank you for all of your hard work and sacrifice!

looptloop said...

I hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday! Know that you are very appreciated! HUGS to you!

Ubergoober said...

Happy Birthday Rob!!!!! I hope you are keeping safe..you are doing your country a great honor...be proud!

Sarah said...

Hey Rob! I sure hope that u have a happy birthday. Thanks for all you do!

Di said...

Happy Birthday to you Rob! I hope you know you are prayed for and thought of a lot - - God Bless our troops!

Have a wonderful day!

Dianne

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Rob. Thanks for all your doing fighting for our country.
Jennie

Anonymous said...

Happy b-day rob! Love the pic of you in kindergarten. Too bad she didn't post a pic of you in an under-roos set!
Michelle

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for your service . . . it is greatly appreciated!

Rhonda said...

Happy Birthday to you, and thank you for all you do every single day. I am so thankful for you and all of the men and women in your unit, so if you can pass on a Big Thank You from my family. God Bless you all as your away from home.

Beth in Canada said...

Hey Rob!!! Happy Birthday big guy!!! Your sister loves you very much and is proud of you, righfully so!!! You and your fellow soldiers are heros every day, never forget that!

Michelle said...

Rob Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and know that everything you and your unit are doing is worth it and appreciated! Stay safe and God Bless! Thanks for keeping America Safe!

Carrie (geminigirl) said...

Happy birthday Rob!
You are a wonderful man,
fighting for our freedom
with everything you have.

Know that you are loved
more than words can say.
I am praying for you there,
and have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Rob!!!!

~Megan

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for everything you do for us!

Anonymous said...

Rob,

Happy Birthday!! Thank you for serving our country.

~ Jennifer from NC

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!
We will have to have the party when you return home.
Thanks for all you do for America

Dave

Custom Creations by Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Rob!

Kristan Gregory said...

Happy Birthday Rob! Many thanks for serving our country!! Come home soon!

Toni said...

Hi Rob ,,,, I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Also, I want to thank you for serving our country. It is very much appreciated!! Happy Birthday!!

Oscar T. Grouch said...

Happy Birthday Rob.....
From a Canadian North of the border I appreciate what you are doing making a difference in the world.
Have a Happy and Safe Birthday

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday Rob!
Thank you for all you are doing for me, my daughters, and every other American. I pray that you have a joyous birthday and come home safe and sound.
May God be with you.

CathySandy said...

Happy Birthday to a hero of Mine even though I didnt know your name until today I have been praying for your safety and I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart

AshleyS said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happiest of Birthday's Rob!! I wish you many more!! May God keep you safe and bring you home soon!!

Thank you for all you do to keep us safe!!

Ruthie (A friend from Mich)

Karen said...

Happy birthday Rob!!! Thank you for all you do. Stay safe!!!

elsa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROB!!!!!!!!

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday Rob!!!

Stay safe and God Bless :)

silver41 said...

HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY Rob!!!! Hope your having an awesome day!!!

Hugs, silver

lmmaine said...

Hope you had a great birthday Rob. We can't wait to see you again! Love, Mike, Louise, Rebecca, and Ryan

Dawn said...

Happy belated birthday Rob. From the bottom of my heart...Thank you for all you do. I hope you enjoyed your special day.

take care,
Dawn

Patter said...

I pray that you have the happiest of birthdays!!! Thank you for all that you do for our country! You and your fellow soldiers are awesome! Blessings to you!

Tara said...

Happy Birthday, Rob!!!!!!

Briana said...

I was wondering how you got so many comments in your blog! Holy cow! Happy birthday to Rob! What a hero he is to be serving the country!

Jill said...

Happy (belated) birthday Rob! Thank you for all you do to keep us safe at home.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Rob! Cannot believe you had to go so far to get away from your sister! Just Kidding! We are so proud of you and all of the guys over there. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers daily.
Come home safe and sound. I know Jennifer is longing to give you a great big hug!
Anna

cheyl said...

Happy belated birthday! Stay safe and thank you for all that you do.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday, Rob. And I thank you and your family soooo much for your service.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday (eek I'm late!). From all in my family. . .we're proud of your service to our country.