Thursday, March 24, 2011

There's Something About These Words

I received this email from our friend SSgt. Annalisa Hernandez, serving in the Air Force in Kabul, Afghanistan,
"Thirteen years ago I raised my right hand said, 'I, Annalisa Hernandez, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

It was my Dad, Retired Major Jose Hernandez that read the oath I repeated. I was the second of his three children that he swore into the Air Force! I just wanted to share with you my personal milestone... Blessings ~ Annalisa. "Chaplain Chic"

Why did I post this? Because of the sacrifice in see in her words. I was able to read her thoughts behind why she chooses to serve our country in the fight for freedom. She is a truth bearer, is loyal, and willing to put her life on the line....for my freedom. Wow...what a hero.
See her sacrifice. She is separated from her young son who is being cared for by grandparents in the U.S. I can't imagine how her heart hurts for him. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. Her words of sacrificial promise stir me deeply.

Thank you for reading, thank you for praying for our brothers and sisters in the military!

P.S. Your pledge of support keeps families like this connected. Be a part of what God is doing in
Afghanistan.

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