My pride concerning our involvement in the military runs about equal with my aggravation. Except on Veteran's Day; then it's all pride. :) I almost made it through worship this morning without crying. Until they had all the Vets stand. Even then, I kept it together. It was having to sing "I Surrender All" afterwards. Thank God they didn't blow out something on a bugle or play the National Anthem.
As Sean was(and HAS BEEN) completely unwilling to go downtown, I insisted upon pictures. I wanted to re-create a few shots from a set we took two Veteran's Days ago.
The soldier in the house was quite unwilling when the time actually came to suit up and get outside. Added to that, I couldn't find the stinking piece that attaches my camera to the tripod. Added to that, I can't get the hang of Lightroom. Added to that, I keep accidentally hiding devices when trying to upload. I am having quite a bit of buyers remorse regarding ye olde Mac and I'm frustrated to no end that I can't figure out how to soften wrinkles, lighten blue under eyes or darken bald spots in Lightroom.
Despite all that, I'm glad to have some happy snaps.
The re-do of this shot...Not exactly, but close enough. Different boots, different rank, different state, different work, smaller kids, smaller waist.
Also my, "What does 'CF card FULL' mean?" face. Sean's face was much more joyful at the news. And thus concludes our Veteran's Day.
Thank you to all the Veterans. It's so cliche, but it's one day a year you're sure to get a tiny bit of acknowledgement, even if it's just in the form of Facebook status updates and furniture sales. :)