Sunday, October 9, 2011

Army Ten-Miler

Each year tens of thousands of runners and spectators go to Washington, DC to join in this race classic. Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, the Army Ten-Miler proceeds support Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation, a comprehensive network of support and leisure services designed to enhance the lives of soldiers and their families. The race starts and finishes at the Pentagon, passing by DC landmarks including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the Capitol Building.

This is where my sweet husband is today. He is a runner and has ran several marathons but today, he is there on business. His new job here at Ft. Sill is one of public relations for Air Defense Artillery ~putting it very simplistically. I'm sure he wishes he were wearing a number on his back! That's okay though, my poor guy has thrown out his back several times in the past several weeks. Resting it is a good thing!

Back to the Ten-Miler~ I'm in awe of all the money that has been raised. MWR~ Morale, Welfare and Recreation does a lot for the Soldier and military families.

MWR is committed to the well-being of the community of people who serve and stand ready to defend the nation, to enhance the lives of Soldiers, their families, civilian employees, and military retirees.” The mission is to serve the needs, interests and responsibilities of each individual in the Army community for as long as they are associated with the Army, no matter where they are.

MWR, through the Army Family Covenant, seeks to bridge the gap between the garrison and the local community, and contribute to the Army’s strength and readiness by offering services that reduce stress, build skills and self confidence for Soldiers and their families.

Our lifestyle is odd to most people. It's where The Lord put me over 20 years ago when I married my Soldier. I'm so very proud of him. I'm in awe and proud of Adam, our oldest, who has also made the same choice. MWR has been a huge benefit to us....the list is huge. But here is one example... before Ron deployed to Iraq in 2005, Steven Curtis Chapman performed for us. Through MWR...he came to our small Air Defense Battalion. He gave a lovely concert. There were only about 100 of us and he came. He spent time with us. He ministered to us. It was through his story that we had heard on Focus on the Family back in 2002 that we considered adoption as a possibility. God kept whispering in our ear. Then to meet Mr. Chapman in person.... an amazing experience. He is just a very nice guy with a huge heart!

My guys! Ron was on a business trip to South Carolina just 9 days ago and detoured over to Augusta, Ga to see Adam and take him to dinner. They had a great time even though it was a brief visit.

My Soldiers.

1 comment:

  1. Such a great run~ I have another friend's husband from Atlanta that was there running it too. :) Love your SCC story~ he plays a part in our adoption story too. Wonderful man and singer!!! The photo of your soldiers is GREAT!!! SO handsome. What a blessing they are to our country. We are thankful for them!!! Blessings to you all!


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