Monday, October 12, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday



I had the chance to tour a battleship that was commissioned in April of 1941 this weekend.
I was surprised that I was so emotional during the tour ...imagining what it would have been like aboard that ship during war.









My own husband was a Marine, deployed on a ship when I gave birth our to first child. I remember calling the Red Cross so that they could notify him that he was a father.




He remembered the knock on his door, with the news that his wife had given birth to his son.

I remembered the endless prayers... "Please God, bring him home safely so he can meet his son."

I remembered all of those we have known and lost. Too many. Just far too many... I thought of the children who have daddy's that won't be coming home....

It was a moving day for both of us.













{Participating in Blue Monday over at Smiling Sally's.}




It's Outdoor Wednesday over at a Southern Daydreamer !

35 comments:

SmilingSally said...

I married a sailor, and our first child was born while he was serving, although I was fortunate enough to have him on land with me at the time. Happy Blue Monday!

Maria said...

Great post!

the ungourmet said...

Wonderful post for Blue Monday! I always get choked up when I go and visit places like this.

Have a lovely week!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Queen B...Thanks for visiting CollectInTexas Gal this AM via Beverly's How Sweet The Sound. My Dad was in the Navy stationed in Japan when I was born. Your post brought back picture memories of him taken then. Thanks! What a fun blog you have...I'll be back for some of that Tomato Sauce and more Good Cookin....Sue

tara said...

What a wonderful post..the part about you and your hubby made me want to cry...GORGEOUS photos...love them!

Pam said...

Thank your husband for protecting our country for me.

I love looking at old pictures - thanks for sharing.

sealaura said...

gorgeous pictures. this post was so touching. i can't imagine what those times must have been like or even what some people are going through right now. My B was in the Navy for six years but he is out now and I get to enjoy him at home, we are lucky. very thoughtful and thought provoking. glad you are back friend.

Bellamere Cottage said...

What a moving post. Several years ago my hubby and I visited Pearl Harbor. The tour begins with a movie...as we left the theater we noticed not a single person was saying a word. Then then take you on a little boat out to the Arizona Memorial. Again...silence....and tears. It's an experience I will never forget.

God bless America.

Hugs,
Spencer

Sharon said...

Hi .. thanks for stopping by my blog. I got the round mirror at Lowes.

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hello! What a lovely post!

sherri said...

Beautiful story and pics. I'm not from a military family, but many of my son's friends are serving overseas and my heart goes out to their moms and dads and wives and girlfriends, children...I cannot imagine.

Give your hubby a big hug and tell him a lady in So. Illinois says THANK YOU for his sacrifice.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Queen B, thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll come back often. Your blog looks pretty.

Kimberly said...

What lovely pictures and your post is heartwarming. Thanks for dropping by to see me. Hope you'll stop by again sometime.

abeachcottage said...

great post, enjoyed!

I love this sort of history so much

Sarah

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What a sweet post. Very thought provoking.

NM said...

As an Australian I found this to be a fascinating post-thank you. Lovely blog too! Best wishes, NM.

bj said...

I, too, toured a ship used during WW1 and, like you, it was emotional and it stayed in my thoughts for quite awhile...thinking of how life must have been aboard that ship.
Happy Wednesday..

Kimba said...

Hey girl! I wanted to let you know that I added a link to The Nester's Fold, Clip and Poof technique. I meant to include it and I forgot. DOH!

It's no-sew!

Kimba said...

Awesome pictures here, by the way. Beautiful!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I love the photos...great post.

Beth at Aunties said...

Gorgeous shots. I know a sailor who met a pretty lady ... their first child is my husband. I have loved listening to his tales of World War 2 as a gunner aboard ship in the Pacific. he wasn't in the gory part of the war like my own dad was while in the army In Patton's third.

These are fabulous pictures and I might take Dad (my FIL) to the computer lab today and share them with him! Thanks.

~♥

The DIY Show Off said...

I always get emotional too. I love the photos. I'm married to a marine also. ;)

Thanks so much for sharing this. A sweet reminder to pray for those serving our country.

Roeshel

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I can only imagine how moving that was for you and your husband. Interesting post and great photos. laurie

Pauline said...

great pictures my husband said from one marine to another tell your husband semper fi.

Faith said...

Oh,,I knew the minute that I pulled up your blog....you were a keeper....& I would be back..First off..your title, and the pictures....LOVE IT. My oldest boy
who is 14 loves history, and I will show him these pictures..he is a WWII buff. My Dad was in WWII
in the Pacific Arena..I'm so glad tyou stopped by my blog, and commented, or I wouldn't have found you...

Regina, Philippines said...

Wonderful and interesting post!

KAG said...

cute blog! xoxo KAG

Light and Voices said...

Thank your husband for protecting our Freedom.
Joyce M

Mary said...

Those are very powerful memories. Thank you for sharing them with us. I hope you both are having a wonderful day. You've been together a long time. Hugs and blessings...Mary

Faded Charm said...

Thanks for stopping by to say "hi". I really enjoyed your post. I'm not sure how people in the military can be away from their family for so long. Such strength they have. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

Kathleen

Queen B. said...

Hi Mary,
The black and white photos on this post are pictures they had posted on walls inside and around this battleship. (My husband didn't serve on this boat, or during this time period.)
I'm glad you enjoyed the post !
We had a great day touring this battleship.

Teresa said...

Okay Queen B! I am now officially hooked on your blog! And by the way...I too love to wear Bobbi Brown's Beach! Yummmmmy! When I run out...I just squirt Coppertone right on me...love the way the layers and layers of it make my robe smell! Ha! Gotta get me some more of that Beach! I like to smell like that all year! Thanks for popping over to visit Blooming on Bainbridge! So delighted you found me! Hope you visit again! I'll be popping here quite often! XXOOXX

Happily Retired Gal said...

Fascinating post with wonderful historical photos and facts. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,

Kammy said...

Very neat post - love the pictures....life has changed a ton since then !
Kammy

She Was Old Fashioned said...

Those are very lovely photos. I love history! thanks for sharing.

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