Sunday, November 11, 2012

She's Finally Home...

My sister, Major Tracy Coffin, is finally home after a long tour in Afghanistan!
 
We are so proud of her! Our mom flew down to Texas to be there for her homecoming at Fort Hood.
 
 
It sure has been a long tour for her, as well as all of our soldiers who have been serving overseas.
 
 
This picture was taken a couple summers ago when my sister was promoted to Major. Dad wasn't able to travel to Texas, but wanted to be able to attend the ceremony, so the General graciously offered to fly all the way up here with Tracy to surprise dad (and boy was he surprised!). The ceremony was performed in front of all our friends and family. This picture shows dad and the General pinning Tracy with her new rank. Dad was so proud of Tracy. Sadly, dad passed away in January just before Tracy was deployed.
 
 
Words cannot express how proud I am of my baby sister!
 
 
KABUL -- 7/7/12 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Kabul International Airport while enroute to Japan to greet Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines along with their NATO counterparts.   This is a picture of her shaking hands with my sister.
 

 
This is Tracy recieving an award. It is a medallion that represents the traditions and values of the Army Medical Department.
 
 
Apparently it snows in Afghanistan, too! My sister is the second one from the left.
 
 
 Unfortunately, our freedom is never free. It comes at the cost of many moms, dads, sons & daughters. I look forward to the day that all our soldiers are able to come home to stay.
The next time you see a soldier, don't forget to say thank you!
 
Blessings,
Julie 

8 comments:



  1. Julie you have done a great job on this blog. I am very proud of you and Tracy. I am also proud to have you both as my baby sisters. I LOVE YOU BOTH!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Thank you my Robbi girl! We are very proud of you and blessed beyond measure to have you as our big sis!
    XOXOXO

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  3. Ahhh Julie.. This has brought tears to my eyes.. Sending blessings to your sister and pray God's divine protection upon her..
    I am happy for all of you and Robin sounds lovely, also...
    I love our troops and your's too...xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Faye. That really means a lot!
      Blessings,
      Julie

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  4. Hi there Julie..........what a heartfelt, sincere post about your sister. Your family must be so very proud. Thank her for all of us. And may God bless her every move....and watch over your family, too. Robin sounds pretty neat, too!

    GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY AND ALL THOSE ASSOCIATED TO IT!

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    1. Thank you, Susannah. We are all so proud of her. She has been serving for 19 years and is close to retiring. She will be coming home in a couple of weeks for a visit. I can't wait!!
      Robin is an absolute blast to have for a sister!
      Blessings,
      Julie

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  5. Wonderful post and many thanks to your sister. So glad your dad was able to be a part of her pinning!
    ~Christina

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  6. Thank you so much for your kind words! I will pass them on to Tracy.
    Welcome to my blog! I just love meeting new members and reading their comments.
    Have a great week...
    Blessings,
    Julie

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