Saturday, November 9, 2013

Veterans Day Remembrances (and a GC giveaway!)

It's going to be a busy 3 days in the Forella household!

Today is my son's birthday. Please take a minute to wish a very happy and healthy birthday to my favorite 1LT!  This is a picture of my handsome son and his beautiful wife at his promotion in July. I'm so very proud of the man he's become! I wish I could take some credit for it, but I really can't, because he's been amazing since the day he was born. But don't tell him I said that, it'll go to his head!

 Then the very next day is my birthday! And since I'm such a kind and generous soul (no snickering allowed from the peanut gallery!), I'll be giving one lucky winner a present! Everyone who likes me on Facebook by Nov. 11 at 11:59 pm will be entered to win a $25 gift card from Amazon!  :)  I'll announce the winner on my Facebook page on the evening of Nov. 12.

Click here for a chance to win!

And then, November 11. Veterans Day. It's more than just a 3-day weekend for my son's birthday. Not for me and my birthday, but for him. It's a chance to honor those serving in our armed forces and to remember those who have served both at home and abroad. I'll be saying a special prayer today for three members of my family and my extended family who are currently serving in the US armed forces today. First on my list, of course, is my favorite CONUS-based 1LT. Thank goodness he's not in harm's way on a daily basis, I don't think my heart could handle it! My poor heart goes through enough worrying about my favorite 2LT and my favorite Army Ranger! I about have a stroke whenever I hear something on the news. I don't know how his mother stays sane! And then there's my favorite soon-to-be Army helicopter pilot. Who is the sister of my favorite Army Ranger. Good grief, another one to worry about! I never thought I'd see the day when I worried about Army personnel.  :)  Their mother is my dearest friend, the friend who's been with me the longest, but I can't say my oldest friend because I'm a month older than her and she never lets me forget it! It's a good thing I love her!

I stole, er, borrowed this picture from her Facebook page.

But my list isn't complete yet. I'll be saying a prayer in memory of my maternal grandfather who served in the Navy in WWII. And one in memory of my paternal uncle who just passed away who served in the Air Force. And another one in honor of my other paternal uncle who served in the Navy. And I'll be saying a very special prayer in honor of my father who served in the Air Force for 25 years. I love you, Daddy!

Please say a prayer, give thanks, or show your respect in any way you see fit. Some gave all and all gave some.

And don't forget! Deadly Briefs, Book 1 of the Class of '93 Trilogy will soon be available for Kindle! No word yet on books 2 and 3, but they're coming!

Available on Kindle Nov. 15


  1. Wow! Thank you to all of those who currently serve and those who have served in the past. :) I have many members of my family who have served, as well as friends, and my sister and brother-in-law are currently serving.
    Happy Birthday to your son!
    Happy Early Birthday to you as well, Felicia!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and thank you for the "present" on your birthday. ;)

    1. I'll be thinking of your family and friends, especially your sister and brother-in-law this weekend and on Veterans Day. I thank them for their service!

  2. Happy birthday to both you and your son! Hope you both have a wonderful weekend.
    I also have members of my family who are currently serving our country, and my hubby and father who served in the past.
    Thanks to all our service man and women!!!.

    1. DS is exploring the microbrewery scene this weekend and having a grand old time from the sound of it! My weekend is decidedly less exciting, but great in its own way.