Monday, October 16, 2006

Hello to Our Son-in-Law in Iraq

Please go to this link before reading any further.
Click HERE.
To those who are visiting here today, please excuse the personal post, but it is a promise I made to our son-in-law who is serving our great country and is stationed in Iraq. Please feel free to send him a message.
Dear Ben,
Here are a few pictures for you.
Here is the best picture I could get of the baby.
"It" is still a little shy.
Lucien Charles ?
Reese Elizabeth ?

Window Cleaner
Harrison has found a new way to clean the front window.

"Hi Daddy !"

Thanks to 21st Century technology, we are able to see you from the other side of the World.

The second part follows with a few more pictures because Blogger would not cooperate and upload all of them here.


Blogger Gayle said...

Swampwitch, I checked out both posts and am answering them both here. I also answered the third post down.

Mercy, these are precious pictures hon. I love them. Especially the pics of that shy baby and the window cleaner! LOL! Bless you, you are a sweetheart!

Dear Ben,

Well, you aren't in a very fun place to be and I know that for sure. I want to thank you for your service to this country and for helping to keep all of us here at home safe. We conservative bloggers here at home know exactly how much the military does over there to help the Iraqi people, and what sacrifices you make. Thank goodness we aren't dependent on the mainstream media for our information any more!

I especially know what you go through as my husband served in Vietnam. Although the terrain is completely different, neither place is what we are used to here.

I send my blessings to you along with my prayers for your continued safety so that you can come home and enjoy that new couch! :)

Love and blessings to all of our military over there!

10/16/2006 05:08:00 PM  
Blogger gawilli said...

The pictures are wonderful. I am sure they will be a welcome sight for your son in law. Please let him know that ALL of us support him in Iraq.

You really should visit the Odd Mix and take part in the Weekend Word Challenge. It's great fun and it appears that you enjoy the camera!

10/16/2006 06:33:00 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Where was that when WE were coming up? Kids are so lucky these days....

10/16/2006 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous wolfbaby said...

Fantastic pics.. it's great that you can share them with your son in law

Ben, People like you who serve our country have my highest regard... My dad is a jar head so I get how important it is to respect folks serving in the military ... My deepest thanks for doing what you do for our country, many prayers for your safe journey home to your family!!!

10/17/2006 12:21:00 AM  
Blogger brian said...

Morning SW,

I know you aren't supposed to but I want to rub her belly.:)

10/17/2006 04:44:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Yay, Swampwitch. I told you that you could get your blog back. I'm so happy to see it's alive and well this morning! One of these days I need to do a post about this; I've seen too many new bloggers just quit blogging when their blog disappears.

Please feel free to delete this comment if you like. After all, it is off topic!

10/17/2006 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Hans said...

This is my first comment on anyone's blog ever. Kathy has shown me parts of this posting and it made me proud that you are my son-in-law. Thank you for what you are doing for our country and the rest of the civilized world. If I could help so that you could come home sooner, I would. Keep your head down and keep moving always.

10/17/2006 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous swampspawn said...

We are proud of you !!
Stay safe and come home soon.
Brooke, Chad, and Parker

10/17/2006 06:37:00 AM  
Blogger Minka said...

personal is alwyas the best. I loved this post. I hope everything goes well adn according to plan. All the bets to the guy overseas, to the pregnant mom and might I just say: are such a looker!

10/17/2006 06:47:00 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Hey Swampy!! You are back! I don't have time to write but will come back soon.

10/17/2006 07:01:00 AM  
Blogger Susan in va said...

How cute! Ironically, one of my sons has the middle name "Charles", and my daughter's middle name is "Elizabeth." On top of all that, I have a son named Ben. If he's anything like my Ben, he has a heart of gold, a wild imagination, and life is just plain boring when he's not around. Sound familiar?

10/17/2006 07:49:00 AM  
Blogger Claudia said...

Wishing you a safe and speedy trip back home!!

10/17/2006 08:12:00 AM  
Blogger BarnGoddess said...

what great pictures! I bet your SIL was happy and grateful to see them.

I think about our service men/women over in Iraq EVERY SINGLE DAY.

I support them 100% and appreciate their hard work and sacrifices.

Thank you Ben!

10/17/2006 08:22:00 AM  
Blogger mysti said...

Swampwitch my prayers are with your son in law Ben. I so appreciate all that he is doing for me and my family. I am wishing him safety where he is, and the hopes he will come home soon. It humbles my heart that their are those willing to keep my family, and country safe. (((((hugs)))))BEN

The pictures are so very sweet, I can see so much love. You are very lucky!

10/17/2006 08:24:00 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

That made tears spring up in my eyes and run down my cheeks. I'm at work with my husband he will wonder what he did wrong.

Be safe and blessed and safe and safe and safe in Iraq!

10/17/2006 10:40:00 AM  
Blogger Mandochick said...

What beautiful grandchildren! They are all so precious! My prayers are with your son-in-law. Thank goodness for 21st century technology right? I hear my grandmother telling stories of waiting by the mailbox every day for letters from my grandfather, (he was stationd in Japan in WWII) and I totally realize how I take for granted receiving a phone call from my husband or a cute e-mail! Thank goodness for blogs too! Thanks for visiting me!

10/17/2006 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger Karmyn R said...

Tell Ben we are sending "good thoughts" to him overseas!! hang in there, buddy.

10/17/2006 01:27:00 PM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

First, I want to thank Gayle, Brian, and Julie for the personal e-mails giving me instructions on how to locate my missing glob. Needless to say, I was devastated because I had promised Ben I would put up a post just for him. About 9:00 last night, my glob went missing.

Gayle: Thanks for visiting all the posts and especially for your message to Ben.

Gawilli: I want to know more about Odd Mix and the Word Challenge. I will come visit to learn. Thanks for your kind words.

Matt: In the matter of this technology to see their parents around the world, yes, they are lucky. I'm afraid that the technology is also a major culprit in the exploitation of our children and we must do everything we can to protect them. Thanks for always stopping by.

Wolfbaby: Thanks for your comments, especially for Ben.

Brian: A-h-h-h, it's ok, the baby loves to be rubbed.

Hans: Hans? Hans! What are you doing here? Oh my goodness. Not only did you read the post, you commented, too. Please don't go delving into the archives, ok?

Swampspawn: Long time, no see. Thanks for checking in and commenting.

Minka: All the way from Iceland you made the journey to send your best. And yes, Harrison is a looker.

Julie: I know you are studying for tests. No worry, just drive safely in the frog soup. (Do you have a recipe for that?)

Susan: Great names aren't they. Maybe they'll have twins and be able to use them both. Yes, it sounds familiar.

Claudia: (C): Thanks for stopping by.

BarnGoddess: Thanks for your support. At this time, Ben has not had the opportunity to see the post.

Mysti: Your thoughts are certainly appreciated. Did you notice I was snooping around looking at all your beautiful pictures today?

Vicki: A-w-w-w, just tell him all you need is a dozen roses. Use those tears well.

AJ: I love your template and I want one like it. You and Julie!
My mother-in-law gave her letters from my father-in-law that he wrote while stationed in Germany (WWII) to my oldest daughter. What a keepsake. And yes, I heard those stories of waiting by the mailbox everyday for some words from him.

10/17/2006 01:32:00 PM  
Blogger ~*~ D ~*~ said...

Nice pics Swampwitch! I love baby pics, even if they aren't born yet!

Thank you for all of your sacrifices. I pray every day for the safety of our soldiers and I pray that you will return home soon, safe and sound!

10/17/2006 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grand kids are certainly grand!!!!

Ben, People like you make the world a better and safer place to be. Be safe and get home soon to enjoy your family.

10/17/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Hey Swampwitch - thanks for visiting my blog and giving me all those great answers to my questions! You rock!

And all the best to Ben.

10/17/2006 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous momto3cubs said...


Thank you. Thank you for your service and sacrifices. You are our hero. We pray for all of you every day.

And to Ben's wife, Thank You. Lord knows you are serving and sacrificing as well!

Ben, I pray you arrive back safely to your wonderful family.

10/17/2006 04:06:00 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. My dad was ex-military.

Dear Ben,

Though we've never met, I just want you to tell you how much you are appreciated, and we're all counting the days until you and the rest of the troops are home safelt to your loving families.

May God bless you and keep you safe.

10/17/2006 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous law said...


Thank you so much for your service to our country. Our thoughts are with you everyday. Come home soon and stay safe!

Love LAW and DW

10/17/2006 05:52:00 PM  
Blogger said...

Great blog! I've added a link to your blog on Blog of the Day under the category of Family. To view the feature of your blog, please visit

10/17/2006 06:04:00 PM  
Blogger C said...


10/17/2006 07:24:00 PM  
Blogger G said...

Dear Ben,

When I see your beautiful home and family, it really hits close to home the selflessness and sacrifice that you and the other troops make daily for our country.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will pray for your speedy and safe return home.

Thank you and G-d bless,


10/18/2006 08:01:00 AM  
Blogger Mindless Dribbler said...

Great pics for Ben!

I too, would like to tell him how proud of him I am!

10/18/2006 08:03:00 AM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

~*D~*: Thank you. Your avatar is so entertaining. I love it when you visit. Adds so much character to the GlobAsylum

FWA: Yes, nothin' like those grandbabies. Thanks for your message to Ben. FWA ??? !!! :):)

Heather: No problem, I enjoyed the homework.

MomTo3Cubs: Your comments are certainly appreciated.

Deb: Thanks for visiting back and thank you to your dad.

LAW: Even though your comments are few and far between, everyone one of them is cherished and appreciated.

Rob: Wow! Oh my goodness ! Considering I had never seen a blog (glob) until about 9 weeks ago, I feel honored. I hope the readers will check out all the blogs listed at your site. It is well worth the time spent.

C: I will take your advice.

Gina: Thank You !

Mindless Dribble: Welcome and thank you. Great Avatar.

10/18/2006 01:44:00 PM  
Blogger Silly Hily said...

That almost made me cry. I can't imagine being pregnant without my husband by my side. And for that matter I can't imagine how hard it would be on my husband to be away from me while pregnant and be away from the child we already had.
God Bless you and your family Ben. Stay safe and I will pray that you are able to come home very, very soon.

10/18/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger Silly Hily said...

That almost made me cry. I can't imagine being pregnant without my husband by my side. And for that matter I can't imagine how hard it would be on my husband to be away from me while pregnant and be away from the child we already had.
God Bless you and your family Ben. Stay safe and I will pray that you are able to come home very, very soon.

10/18/2006 02:08:00 PM  

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