Monday, May 25, 2009

Catching up...

Wow! What a crazy year it has been, and what a blog slacker I am. I keep putting off new posts thinking that there is too much to catch up on. I finally decided to repent, and just start from now! If I get really motivated, I may work my way through the last 6 months...later!
Norman is now officially on deployment. He is in Georgia until July...ish. Then will be going to Iraq. His deployment ceremony was great thanks in large part to some wonderful friends of ours who woke up at the crack of dawn...on a Saturday...to take the Max downtown with me. We met some interesting characters on the max, including a man who was pretty drunk. He coughed all over me and announced that he had the swine flu! Better cough than vomit I suppose! The train was mainly filled with other families going to the deployment ceremony. When we arrived, there was a long line of motorcycles lining the sidewalk and the entrance into the building. The bikers were all holding flags to honor the service members and their families. Yes, I was crying before even entering the building.

Norman was carrying one of the flags during the ceremony, and was pretty much front and center. This was nice as it made him really easy to see and I got some great pictures.

I had to add this gigantic YAWN picture! He made it through several hours of standing and did not pass out (several others did).
Norman would love to hear from anyone...his email is:
norman.f.baker@us.army.mil








1 comment:

fragrant breeze said...

In the name of Allah,the Most Compassionate the Most Merciful.

Say, "O People of the Scripture, come to a word that is equitable between us and you - that we will not worship except Allah and not associate anything with Him and not take one another as lords instead of Allah." But if they turn away, then say, "Bear witness that we are Muslims [submitting to Him]."
O People of the Scripture, why do you argue about Abraham while the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed until after him? Then will you not reason?
Here you are - those who have argued about that of which you have [some] knowledge, but why do you argue about that of which you have no knowledge? And Allah knows, while you know not.
Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining toward truth, a Muslim [submitting to Allah]. And he was not of the polytheists.
Indeed, the most worthy of Abraham among the people are those who followed him [in submission to Allah] and this prophet, and those who believe [in his message]. And Allah is the ally of the believers.
A faction of the people of the Scripture wish they could mislead you. But they do not mislead except themselves, and they perceive [it] not.
O People of the Scripture, why do you disbelieve in the verses of Allah while you witness [to their truth]?

Holy Quran 3:64-70


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