THANK YOU, to the countless men and women of our Armed Forces

I stand behind our Men & Women, Past & Present and am Grateful for them and their Sacrifices…..  They sign on the dotted line knowing that they may be called upon at any time to put their lives on the line.

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The least we can do is Stand Behind Them, Stand Up for them and Honor Them!!!  Regardless of political views or beliefs part of “our” duty as Americans is to Honor Them!!  Thank You for your service!!  I am Proud to be an American and Proud of ALL the men and women whom have or are serving our great Country!!!  Thanks for Reading my Thoughts…….Robin Robinson

Happy Mothers Day…to all the ladies…biological or not

Happy Mothers Day!!!  There’s so much more to being a Mom than giving birth!!  Thanks for Reading my Thoughts……Robin Robinson

Sailor Son Selfie to Mom

When your Sailor son whom hates pictures decides to send his momma a pic…..he was at airport waiting to board to surprise everyone back home and to visit friends at school as this would have been his Senior Year in High School but instead he’s already a Sailor in the United States Navy and about to go abroad and out to sea to help Defend our Great Country!!….at least I can tell his shoes are shiny and that he’s using his A School laptop bag!!!😉 So proud of this kid as he made the decision to Graduate from High School 1 1/2yrs early so he could start his life and join the Navy. This has all been achieved before the start of what would have been his Senior Year!! He went to Public School 1/2 time (they didn’t believe in him or agree with his decision), homeschooled  the rest of the time and on weekends, holidays and through the summer. He also interned at a Company and worked part time on a ranch but because this is what he wanted he succeeded and flourished in ALL of his schooling!! This is how school should be as what were crappy grades turned into A’s & B’s!! ALL things are possible if you believe in what you are doing and if you are supported!!! Thanks for reading my thoughts…..Robin Robinson

Enough is Enough, leave the American Flag out of it……..

Enough is Enough America…..leave the United States Flag out of your issues, your beliefs, etc!! It does NOT matter what race you are, what political views you have, what your social status is, who you want for President or even if you are a born citizen or chose to become a United States Citizen…Leave the American Flag out of it!!

The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identity and national pride. Stars are a symbol of the heavens and the goals to which humankind aspires; stripes are symbolic of rays of light from the sun. Thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that declared independence from England; fifty stars symbolize the current 50 United States. White signifies purity and innocence, red signifies valor and bravery; and blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice.Disrespecting Our American Flag and what it stands for, the sacrifices that have and will still be shed for it is the same as spitting in the face of my Sons, of every Military Personnel, of every Police Office or Firefighter……….we are ALL entitled to our own opinions, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression but Disrespecting the American Flag crosses the line.

ANY True American should be ashamed of the men and women whom disrespect our Great Country, whom disrespect our Men & Women past and present whom Serve this Great County, whom disrespect the American Flag and what it stands for despite what their Political Beliefs are or whom they want for President!!
I for One care about my Boys, care for their safety but am extremely Proud of their Choice to Protect & Serve our Great Country, the United States of America…this means that they and many others may die so that YOU and I can have and keep our Freedoms!! I am NOT ashamed of them, I am ashamed of those that do and encourage others to disrespect and desecrate the American Flag!! 

Enough is Enough my fellow Americans…it is up to “We The People” to fix what is happening and disrespecting and desecrating the United States Flag is NOT going to do anything but cause even more problems amongst ourselves!! I do NOT wish to debate anyone, I am just voicing my opinion as an American, as a Military mom, as a concerned Citizen. Thanks for reading my thoughts……….Robin Robinson

Enough is Enough, leave the American Flag out of it……..

Enough is Enough America…..leave the United States Flag out of your issues, your beliefs, etc!! It does NOT matter what race you are, what political views you have, what your social status is, who you want for President or even if you are a born citizen or chose to become a United States Citizen…Leave the American Flag out of it!!

The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identity and national pride. Stars are a symbol of the heavens and the goals to which humankind aspires; stripes are symbolic of rays of light from the sun. Thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that declared independence from England; fifty stars symbolize the current 50 United States. White signifies purity and innocence, red signifies valor and bravery; and blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice.Disrespecting Our American Flag and what it stands for, the sacrifices that have and will still be shed for it is the same as spitting in the face of my Sons, of every Military Personnel, of every Police Office or Firefighter……….we are ALL entitled to our own opinions, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression but Disrespecting the American Flag crosses the line.

ANY True American should be ashamed of the men and women whom disrespect our Great Country, whom disrespect our Men & Women past and present whom Serve this Great County, whom disrespect the American Flag and what it stands for despite what their Political Beliefs are or whom they want for President!!
I for One care about my Boys, care for their safety but am extremely Proud of their Choice to Protect & Serve our Great Country, the United States of America…this means that they and many others may die so that YOU and I can have and keep our Freedoms!! I am NOT ashamed of them, I am ashamed of those that do and encourage others to disrespect and desecrate the American Flag!! 

Enough is Enough my fellow Americans…it is up to “We The People” to fix what is happening and disrespecting and desecrating the United States Flag is NOT going to do anything but cause even more problems amongst ourselves!! I do NOT wish to debate anyone, I am just voicing my opinion as an American, as a Military mom, as a concerned Citizen. Thanks for reading my thoughts……….Robin Robinson

Road Trip 2016 Day 2 Part 2…8/9/16 Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs deserves its own post as we got to see and spend time with our nephew whom we consider one of our “Boys, one of our Sons”. 

It’s been a little over a year and a half since we’ve seen him. He is proudly serving in the United States Army….he is following his boyhood dream!

We have been a part of his life since he was 4. Our families were inseparable and did everything together for years. We have watched him grow, watched him struggle and been there every step of the way. His parents struggled with their marriage and our house was no longer just a place to go, it turned into his home. 

Sadly, his father passed away in 2010 but my husband had always told Uncle Mark that we’d take care of his boy if anything ever happened and that’s what we’ve gladly done even before that tragic day. Sure do love this boy whom has become a man!! We are his “family” that loves him unconditionally……we have laughed with him, cried with him, scolded him and hugged him tight. 

I know that this post doesn’t really say much about Colorado Springs but I can tell you that it is a huge city way bigger than I had imagined. I learned that there’s not just an Army base but there’s an Airforce Base too. We walked a little downtown but spent the majority of the little bit of time we had having dinner and enjoying our time with Tucker before having to head back down the road to the next destination!
For now this is all I have on Colorado Springs….we should be back on our way home in a couple of weeks but if not for sure the end of September…..So until next time, “See you soon”, Colorado Springs and Tucker!! 

Love Un-Conditionally…..Family, Friends…our Loved Ones are NOT always biological, they are not always blood and they are not always even related by marriage. Everyone just wants to be loved and accepted for who they are. YOU…ME…WE can make the difference to someone by just caring, by being kind or even a little harsh when necessary. Love is free to give, kindness is free to give, smiles and laughter are free to give, hugs are free to give…..make the difference to someone but ask for NOTHING in return. Just show some unconditional love once in awhile and I know you’ll be a little happier on the inside.  Thanks for reading my thoughts……..Robin Robinson

From a Military Mom….OPSEC….

It may seem silly and overboard to some but especially in light of everything that has been going on all over the world my husband and I are trying to do our part in using OPSEC for ourselves and for the safety of  ALL of our Loved Ones serving in the Military.So, if you ask someone questions whom are in the Military or who was in the Military or someone whom has loved ones serving in the Military or even someone whom has worked in sensitive fields and do not get a direct answer this is why, do NOT take it personal it is just using caution.

If you look up definitions on OPSEC you will realize that most everyone already uses a form of OPSEC in our everyday lives…… 

Personally, for my husband and I this has been hard as we get overly excited and are proud of our Military Members and just want to brag but we are learning and trying our best….we have been informed that once certain things and dates have taken place we can share but to still use caution with photos, places and certain events.

So please be considerate when asking questions of anyone and try to be patient and understanding if you do not get direct answers or if it seems as if they are thinking about their answer. They are likely running OPSEC through their head before it slips out of their lips. Thanks for reading my thoughts…….Robin Robinson