Warning: I never do a truly “wordless” Wednesday. If you have been following my blog for a while you know that’s not my bag. I like to talk a lot. So I started “wordless (ish?!?) ” posts where I talk about the photos but less (ish) that I usually do. Y’all knowwwww I love me some talking.
So anyway, today’s post is one that I specifically waited until a Wednesday to do.
Because there are no words.
Well, there are no words that can properly do this justice.
A couple of weeks ago Jimmy was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. And I got to see my amazing (and painfully humble!) husband get some of the recognition his biggest fan (me) know he deserves.
I cried a lot. A LOT. And I am too tired to cry today, so I’m not really going to. I’m just going to let the photos talk. I’m not going to go on and on and on because I’d never stop.
Suffice it to say: JIMMY HOWELL WE ARE SO DAMN PROUD OF YOU.
The coolest part is the connection and love you will see in these photos.
We were joined by:
- family- his parents, my parents, his brother and my brother and his family
- old friends – Dan, Jimmy’s West Point buddy and husband and dad extraordinaire
- even older friends- David, my friend since high school- side brag…he just happens to be a Pulitzer Prize winner, rock star reporter, and all-around nice guy with a family I adore (that’s his cutie daughter with him)
- new friends- Cannon came to represent for her husband (another West Point friend) but stayed because she’s one of my absolute favorite new friends…fearless,quick-witted, and fierce. Our beloved friends from across the street were also there but HOW DID WE NOT GET ANY PICTURES TOGETHER??
- previously internet only friends- We’ve known Koko and Quincy online only for years. There has been some mentoring, lots of encouraging and commiserating, and endless inspiration (K is an amazing chef and fashionista). We had NEVER met in person until this day and as Jimmy said… ” I really like them, Steph! Good thing they aren’t creepy internet stalkers.” HAHAHA! Felt like we had been friends for years. Because we have! And my girls are now obsessed with Koko.
We were missing some of our nearest and dearest friends and family, but that’s one of the bad things about this life. We are so far from so many people we love.
To all of you (those who were there and those who weren’t) we love you all so much and we couldn’t have done ANY of this without you.