Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Serving His Country... and His Wife

This post is to honor my brother, Michael Majors.

Here he is with his wife and daughter.

For the last three years he has faithfully served our country in Germany, playing Bassoon (notice the two wood instruments standing tall near the left side. He is holding one of them)

and Bass guitar (he's on the right side) in the Army band.

Here he is with our mother (manly men love their moms), standing in front of the most AMAZING castle in Heidleberg, Germany (look how thick the walls are!)

Within the last month he moved his family home, to the U.S.A., and they are so excited to be back in the mother land. I'm proud of his service, but more importantly, I'm proud of the way he loves and serves his wife.

The following photo, which inspired this post, shows him hard at work, loving and leading his family by mowing his yard. They just moved in and he's already on top of it, fighting the free flowing fescue from the first moment of occupation.

may seem like a small thing, but let me tell you, it's a huge way to love on your wife, especially if you grew up disdaining those perpetually whirling blades of tortuous, mind-numbing activity which left you feeling as if what you just did mattered oh so little in the grand scheme of things (oh how I wish there were mp3 players 20 years ago).

Thank you, Michael
, for serving your country and for being a model of service to men all over the world. I'm proud to call you my brother. I'm proud that you are one man who is "trying."


Michael said...

Speechless. Thanks, bro. Oh, and nice alliteration. They always seem to sound best in threes.

John and Pam said...

Precious. Nice, John. And, way to keep on showing the Love, Michael! Dad

John and Pam said...

This brought tears to my eyes. I am moved! How kind of you John. And we are proud of you, Michael.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the sweet words to build up my hubby and to encourage him to press on toward love and good deeds! Your a good bro.