My husband, Sgt. Andrew Skipper, and I have been married for 4.5 years and in those years just about everything has happened. He had just finished his second tour of Iraq when we got married. In June '09 we found out we were pregnant with our first child and soon after we found out he had to deploy again. He missed the birth of our first child but made up every second he missed within the next 2 years. We got PCS orders to Ft. Hood, Tx and left soon after he returned from his 3rd deployment. Soon after moving to TX we found out we were pregnant with our second child and were devastated to find out that, once again, he was soon to deploy. By the grace of God he got to return in time for his R&R to see the birth of this child but in return he only got to spend a week with his new son before returning to Afghanistan. To make an extremely long story remotely short, this absolutely amazing, wonderful, loving, fun man I married never once complained about any of this. All the hardship and heart break we endured in these last 4.5 years and he has kept his head high and kept focus. I could NOT be more proud of him and everything he has done for not only his family but OUR country. I love him with everything I have in me and the idea of him coming home and being here with his family, where he belongs, is what makes these last few months move a little faster. SGT. Andrew Skipper, we all salute you for what you have done and will do. You are truly an American Hero and I thank God for you every day. Be safe babe and come home soon. We love you!
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