Friday, May 22, 2009

HHH for my Hero

Yesterday's Hip Hop was all about the Heroes in everyone's life. For Hip Hop Hangover it was decided we should write about our Hero. I do have lots of Heroes but my biggest one is my Husband Dan. Wow, where do I start? We have been together for almost 18 years! Married for 15 of those. He is my best friend, my soulmate. We finish each other's sentences, know what the other is thinking! It's scary sometimes. That is why it is so very hard for me when he deploys. He is a United States Marine and very good at what he does! I am very proud of him and I know I don't tell him that enough! We always seem to take for granted many things in our lives but when that main support system in your life is gone you realize just how much you rely on each other. I learned early on that I don't NEED him to survive I just WANT him around! I am a very strong person, (you have to be to get through 4 deployments in 4 years!) but even the strongest person wavers. Even when Dan is gone he seems to know exactly when I need a little extra attention or loving words. Just as I know when he needs things from me. We are almost to our half-way point and to me this is the hardest time. Not there yet, feeling like it's never going to end! I decided to make him a little mini album tin with pictures of me and the girls and his dog Bella. He will love it! Here it is:

The tin I picked up at my LSS, Combat Creations. The paper is all Memories In Uniform also from Combat Creations, they have the best selection of Military supplies for any branch of service! The stamps are a mixture of Unity. I will list them all at the end. This first pic is the front of the tin.
This pic is the mini album that fits inside the tin. I'm still waiting on my pics to come and will add them later.

Inside of tin and album


Inside front and back



Inside album


Back page of album



Unity Stamps used:
May KOTM (house)
January KOTM (star and 2009)
I also used a few images from The Greeting Farm Hero set.
If you've made it this far, thanks so much for reading my LONG post and I hope you have a great day! Don't forget to thank the HERO in your life!



18 comments:

Shannon said...

This is so beautiful! I'm sure he will treasure it.

Colleen said...

I love it. Heroes surround us everyday, our spouses and our girl-friends. You are a wonderful friend and support to hundreds of military spouses, including me!
He'll love your tin and that is one more thing that will keep him going until he's in your arms again! Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy your family...

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful creation robyn! I am sure he will love this! thanks for sharing your story!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

What a great album he will love it!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome album!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What an awesome mini album! I am sure your hubby will LOVE it! A big thank you to him and all of the other men and women serving our country.
-Emily

BonnieRose said...

amazing!

Martha said...

very cute

Jodi C. said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!

Lisa F said...

Beautiful! Thank you and your dh and family for having him serve our country! What a HUGE sacrifice to all! LOVE your tin and albums - he will love it!

Lisa H. said...

wow! what a great project. he'll love it. TFS your story.

ANAT S said...

beautiful project
perfect!!

BloomingPink said...

Very Beautiful. And I'm sure he's gonna love having it to reference when he's away.

It's nice to read that after 18 years with someone, a strong bond remains especially when there is frequent absence!

Jessy said...

Robyn, this is just such a beautiful heartfelt creation. Im sure he will love this, and thanks for sharing your story with us. :)

Dawn K. said...

robyn this is so sweet! hes going to love it

whoistracy said...

What great cards Robyn! And how wonderful of your husband to serve this country for us.

Randi said...

Such a great project!! I love all the stamps and wonderful sentiments you used!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh wow Robyn!!! What a special gift for your amazing hubby!!!!