Our Love: Iraq and Back

Meet Mindy and Randy, two young people that knew of each other in school but found out later that they wanted to spend their lives together. Randy was called to his second tour of duty shortly after they found out they were going to have a child. Mindy spent her pregnancy without Randy to share in the experience and not only did he miss the pregnancy but he also missed out on the birth of their daughter Kierston. He was scheduled to leave on a mission the day she was born but Mindy did get a chance to let him know his daughter was a healthy baby. Then no contact with him for an entire month. It was a very emotional time for both parents, they both missed each other terribly and Randy couldn't wait to get home to meet his daughter for the first time.

Now that he's back home they have settled down into the daily lives of a young family. However, with their conflicting work schedules and the activities of raising a young daughter, they don't have much time to spend with each other as a couple. This vacation would give them the opportunity to relax and enjoy the love that started "Our Journey."

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Gammaw says ... on Wednesday, Mar 11 at 7:16 PM

These two are wonderful parents who love their daughter dearly but need some well deserved time away. Please vote for them!

Sissy says ... on Thursday, Mar 12 at 6:51 AM

Kierston says, "Dadadada Mamamama dddddd" Translation: "Please vote for Daddy and Mommy"

Granny & Ma Reed says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 6:24 PM

These two have never really had a real honeymoon, and they work so hard and are such good parents. Poor Mindy has had back problems, so they definitely need some warm sun and relaxation. Please vote for them

Kraig says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 7:33 PM

Bring me back something nice!

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 7:51 PM

awwwww that is awesome!!! i think u two deserve some time away from the heartache you've encountered!!! No more sorrows and only happy memories from now on!! Kierstin will grow up and learn about the hero her daddy is!

chandra says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 7:52 PM

ops that comment was from me..i forgot to put my name in!! sorry.....OOORRAHH!

Jen says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 8:01 PM

Goodluck... You guys deserve it!

JT says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 8:14 PM

You have our vote!

JT says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 8:15 PM

You got our vote!

Geri says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 8:27 PM

Best of Luck! I think you guys deserve it after all you've been through.

Eileen says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 8:31 PM

Hope you win

DeBolts says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 8:57 PM

You got our vote of course! No one deserves it more than you two. You're an amazing couple who deserve some over due time away together! Good Luck!!!!

Chelsey says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 9:02 PM

AAWW! I hope you guys win it! You two deserve it! Good Luck!

Kim Edwards says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 9:24 PM

Mindy, I am sobbing! You deserve it girl. You've got my vote!

Cindy says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 9:36 PM

I hope you win!!

Crazy Mags says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 9:57 PM

You got my vote girl you both deserve!

Aunt Annette says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 11:40 PM

what an awesome video - if anyone deserves time together in the sun - you do - I hope you win and I will pass it on to all of my friends that don't even know you but would agree you are a very special family and very deserving - love you!

Anonymous says ... on Saturday, Mar 14 at 12:20 AM

Kierston wants her Mom and Dad to go on vacation, and so does Pop.

Stedman says ... on Saturday, Mar 14 at 2:47 AM

An awesome couple...and seriously guys...who would of thought? Beautiful FAMILY now and you guys definitely have my vote!

Tawnya says ... on Saturday, Mar 14 at 7:51 AM

My sister and Randy have raised the most perfect little girl in the whole world. Mindy was so strong through the deployment and the birth of their daughter. She would do anything for anyone and deserves a vacation like this in return.

Jim & Beth says ... on Saturday, Mar 14 at 9:54 AM

Our vote is for you!!!

cousin Jennifer says ... on Saturday, Mar 14 at 5:16 PM

I'm so proud of both of you -as such a young couple, the two of you have already experienced what alot of people won't experience and accomplish in a lifetime! You deserve a fun and relaxing vacation in the sun. you have my vote!!

Aunt Dawn, Jenny, Abbey & Ellie says ... on Saturday, Mar 14 at 6:38 PM

We love you! You are such great parents and wonderful people...you deserve some fun together! Of course, you have our vote!!! xoxo!

Uncle Roger and Aunt Karen says ... on Saturday, Mar 14 at 8:20 PM

You guys have been through so much that you deserve this great vacation. You have our votes and we love you.

terri &jim says ... on Saturday, Mar 14 at 8:40 PM

Good luck...hope you make it

Mindy and Randy says ... on Saturday, Mar 14 at 9:03 PM

Thank you so much to everyone who has voted! We appreciate it so much!!!

Kitty says ... on Saturday, Mar 14 at 11:09 PM

Good luck! You have my vote.

Sarah & Joel says ... on Sunday, Mar 15 at 11:09 AM

I agree with everyone else, you two (at the least) deserve a nice getaway! We happily voted for you. Best of luck!!

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Mar 15 at 11:34 AM

What an awesome video, what a cute little girl, she looks like the both of you! Thank you Randy for serving your country, you're a brave soul.

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Mar 15 at 12:01 PM

Sounds like you could use a vacation, good luck.

Mom says ... on Sunday, Mar 15 at 12:26 PM

Good luck Minnow and Randall!

mom, dad, and matthew says ... on Sunday, Mar 15 at 3:45 PM

After 2 tours in Iraq and going through the birth of your first child miles apart you guys deserve a vacation. It would be nice for him to leave the country with her instead of without her for once. All our love and support.

Cara Green says ... on Sunday, Mar 15 at 8:43 PM

That is such a cute video. I hope that you guys win this trip, cause you deserve it!

Bridget Barnlund- Imaginate Photography says ... on Sunday, Mar 15 at 9:10 PM

You guys deserve this special trip more than anything! Your story absolutely touched my heart. Many best wishes to winning this trip! =)

Kelly Baynes says ... on Sunday, Mar 15 at 10:10 PM

Good Luck -- Hope you guys win this!

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 7:02 AM

Go ANG!!

Aunt Linda says says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 7:52 AM

My love to you both and pray you win this much deserving trip.

Jo Ann says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 7:57 AM

I hope you win it. You deserve it.

Tramp says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 8:18 AM

Here you go,good luck,and godbless!

Connie says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 8:40 AM

I voted for you!! Hope you win!

Grandpa Mark says says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 9:03 AM

Kierston says it all! My love and admiration for the both of you and hope the trip is yours!

Grandma Chicke Lord says says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 9:06 AM

Love ya both very much and very very proud. You are both wonderful parents. Give Kierston a kiss from Grandma Chicke! Best of luck on winning the trip!

the hardings says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 9:13 AM

the best to you both--may God be with you and bless you all

Cousin Ryan, Brenna, and baby Lydia says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 11:39 AM

You guys deserve a sunny and relaxing vacation for sure! You definitely have our vote from Italy. We're pulling for you! May God bless the 3 of you.

Terry & Bev Page says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 4:38 PM

Our prayers are with you and hope you win! I have sent this to everyone in my e-mail, even tho they don't know you. Your Uncle Roger and Aunt Karen sent an e-mail to us about this contest! Thank you so much for keeping us safe!

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 5:59 PM

Best wishes and god bless!

Cousin Lindsey & Charlie says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 8:38 PM

You have the DC vote! God Bless.

Jolene says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 9:11 PM

This absolutely touched my heart! I don't know you, but you've got my vote . . . Lindsey sent me here! Good luck! Hope you win! You deserve it!

Ruth & Glenn says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 9:20 PM

You have our Northern Virginia vote...enjoy

Merrell says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 10:07 PM

You both have my vote and my thanks for making a tremendous sacrifice for the benefit of others!

Tasha says ... on Monday, Mar 16 at 10:34 PM

Hope you win...I voted for ya...Good Luck!

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 6:55 AM

You get our vote here in Bloomington~

Sally says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 7:07 AM

You've got my vote! What a beautiful daughter!

USMC says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 7:07 AM

Thank you for your sacrifices!

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 7:27 AM

You've got our vote from Morton. What a great story!

Kathy D says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 7:50 AM

You two deserve this vacation and I hope you win!! Randy, thank you for serving our country, God bless and I'll cross my fingers!

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 9:42 AM

You've got my vote. What a story. Good luck!

Adam & Amy says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 10:46 AM

You've got our vote!!! What a great story! Good luck!

Laurie says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 11:43 AM

Good luck!!

Carol says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 12:42 PM

Good Luck Mindy, you and Randy deserve some time away!

R Doing says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 1:13 PM

Hey Mindy and Randall! Best of luck! People like the two of you deserve to win!

Matt & Dawn Winhold says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 6:10 PM

We hope you win!

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 7:40 PM

Your video brings tears to my eyes! You've got my vote.

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 8:30 PM

Great video...hope you win!

Momma Jude says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 9:40 PM

Hope you win! You have my vote!

Jan says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 6:28 AM

Really cool video, you for sure have my vote!

Jessica S says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 6:30 AM

Good luck! I hope you win the trip!

Kellie says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 7:03 AM

I voted for you.

Sara says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 7:12 AM

I voted for you too! Good luck!

Brian B. says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 7:25 AM

Mindy and Randy, you don't know me, I know your mom, but I hope you win. You have a great story and sound like two special people.

Tammy Jackson says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 7:51 AM

Good Luck!! Hope you get to go!!

Ray H says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 8:26 AM

I hope you get my vote, they must be having some problems with their system.

~Ashlee Nicole~ says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 8:43 AM

Good Luck! I hope ya win! You've definitely got my vote!!!!!

Harley Girl says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 9:25 AM

You sound like two great kids. You've got our vote. Vroom Vroom!!

Bev T. says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 10:07 AM

Best of luck.

Rabby says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 10:37 AM

Rabby wants Aunt Mindy and Uncle Randy to go to the beach. Sissy can come over and play with me when you're gone!

Lisa says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 11:04 AM

Good luck!

Gils Gang says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 3:10 PM

Good luck kids, hope you win.

Sandy says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 3:12 PM

Good Luck Mindy! You and Randy need a good vacation.

Good Girl says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 3:13 PM

Friends in Hopedale wish you luck too!!

Patricia says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 3:16 PM

Wishing you the best of luck! Beautiful daughter, you guys did good!

Karen says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 3:20 PM

Hope you win.......good luck.

LeRoy says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 3:22 PM

Florida wishes you the best of luck!

Grandma G & GG says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 3:33 PM

Good luck!! You have both of us behind you all the way!

Sue M says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 3:53 PM

What a heartfelt story, I hope you win.

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 3:58 PM

Good luck!

Julie says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 4:39 PM

Good Luck! Great story, you have my vote.

Sghetti says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 6:42 PM

Hope you win! Sghetti loves you!

Jean says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 6:58 PM

Hope you guys win, you deserve it!

Jackie says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 7:02 PM

I voted for ya!!

says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 7:09 PM

Good luck guys!!

Blair says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 7:21 PM

I hope you guys win the trip!!!!

Sandra says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 7:23 PM

I hope ya'll win!

Chad says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 7:32 PM

2 great people, wish I could vote twice.

Steakman says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 7:34 PM

I know your cousin, hope you win. Randy-thank you for your service for our country.

lon says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 7:46 PM

i hope u win

Money Maker says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 7:56 PM

Good luck, love your story, hope you win.

Paula says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 8:07 PM

I've got my fingers crossed for you!

Andre K says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 8:08 PM

i wnt u 2 win

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 8:10 PM

Hope your getting lots of votes

Jonathan says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 8:15 PM

Hey-o! Hope you win!

Kati says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 8:20 PM

What a story, hope you win!

Brother says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 8:22 PM

I love you and hope you win.

Sissy's Best Friend says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 8:22 PM

I volunteer to help watch Sissy if you guys win!! :)

HopeYouWin says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 8:31 PM

I really hope you guys win this trip!

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 8:52 PM

YOU HAVE MY VOTE FROM EAST PEORIA...

brother friend says ... on Wednesday, Mar 18 at 8:55 PM

Rock on! WIN IT ALL

Renee S. says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 6:38 AM

I hope you win your dream vacation

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 6:51 AM

what a heart touching video, you have my vote

Becky K says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 6:54 AM

You deserve it!

crazy says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 7:04 AM

my fingers are crossed and so are my legs, i want you to win

Paul says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 7:06 AM

Good luck!

Kim F says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 7:10 AM

Good luck!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 7:22 AM

Crazy, you're a goon. :)

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 7:23 AM

Go Weedle Deedle!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve-0 says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 7:31 AM

I hope to see you guys win!

Munch says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 7:35 AM

You know I want you to win... just like R Doing wanted me to win when she submitted my picture in the contest at work. :) Good luck!

Jan says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 8:16 AM

I really hope you guys win! You deserve a warm, sunny vacation. Good luck!

Andy says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 8:25 AM

We're praying for your win - you deserve this!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 8:58 AM

good luck!

Stacie R says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 9:05 AM

Don't know you guys, but hope you win!

Gary & Karen Kuhns says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 9:07 AM

I hope you win it!!!

Danielle Y. says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 9:55 AM

Good luck you two! Hope you win the vaca!

Chelle says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 9:59 AM

Hope you win! what an amazing opportunity! And I just know Gammaw wouldn't mind watching the little one..haha. Good luck!

Brian says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 10:19 AM

You are both heroes!

Dawn says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 10:23 AM

Best of luck to you two. You got my vote, awesome video!

Aaron L says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 10:33 AM

Good luck guys, you r deserving of this

Nicky says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 10:56 AM

Hope you win!

Mony Mony says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 12:00 PM

I watched your video over my lunch break, you got my vote and I really hope you win!

DD says.. says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 12:07 PM

Good Luck - hope you win!

Alex says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 12:45 PM

My cousin sent me your link - what a great story!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 12:51 PM

I'VE KNOWN MINDY FOR A LONG TIME AND SHE'S A VERY CARING PERSON WHO WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR ANYONE. HER AND RANDALL DESERVE THIS TRIP!

Cassidy S. says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 1:18 PM

I'vE gOt My FiNgErS cRoSsEd 4 YoU gUyS!!! hOpE u WiN!!!

Jeri Ann says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 1:31 PM

You have my vote!!

ERIC says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 1:40 PM

YOU'VE GOT MY VOTE FROM BLOOMINGTON!

Horse Head Ed says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 1:42 PM

Hope you wiiiiiiiiiiinnn!!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 1:46 PM

WE VOTED AND WILL SEND TO OUR FRIENDS, GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ann and Ron Black says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 2:33 PM

I hope you guys win the trip. You both are great . Take care and have fun.....

pinky says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 3:04 PM

Am placing my vote for this wonderful couple.

Tiny and Buck says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 3:34 PM

Our vote is in....!! For you!!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 3:53 PM

Got this from a friend. Hope my vote helps!

Linda says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 8:04 PM

Hope my vote helps. Good Luck!

Josh, Jill, Alana, and Mason says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 8:48 PM

Wow, looks like you guys have a great deal of support! You both truly deserve this trip. We wish you the best of luck!!!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 19 at 9:21 PM

Good luck to the both of you!

Anwar says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 1:20 AM

Mindy and Randy are 2 cool people they deserve the vacation. I have known mindy during my work at CAT she is one cool person and so is kierston. The Whole family deserves to win. Best of LUCK

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 6:37 AM

My vote's with the two of you

Rebecca says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 7:14 AM

Love your story! Good luck

Janice and Mike Kuhns says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 8:22 AM

I hope you win! I can't believe how much you look like Uncle Roger in your uniform. It's been a long time since I have seen you. Good LucK.

Becky K says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 9:02 AM

You are so deserving of this trip. You are 2 special people. Randy, thank you for your dedication and service to our country & Mindy I know it hasn't been easy but you did it. You are both exceptional people and great parents.

Abby says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 9:15 AM

I got on my mom's computer again - just so I could vote for you guys!

Crystal, Jim & Sahara C. says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 9:19 AM

I really hope to see such a deserving couple win this trip!

Lindsay says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 10:31 AM

Go Mindy and Randy, we're behind you on winning to trip! Relax and enjoy!

Cathy says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 10:43 AM

We're behind you all the way!

Ross & Cindy says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 10:45 AM

You guys deserve this trip!

Lee Ann Thomas says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 10:46 AM

I love your video! Your story is very heartwarming. You both sound like very strong people. Randy, thank you for keeping us safe here at home. I'm glad you came home safe and sound!

Jennica says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 10:48 AM

Hope to see you guys win this!

Dr. A says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 10:51 AM

I hope to see you two win this trip!

Dan Jones says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 11:01 AM

Randy - we appreciate your service!

Kelly G says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 11:23 AM

You guys have my vote! I've enjoyed watching you raise your little girl together and everyone was so happy to see Randy come home safe!

:)~ says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 11:25 AM

Go Minnow!!!

TM says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 11:46 AM

Randy and Mindy best of luck you deserve the vacation and the time together. Thank you both for serving our country!! Betcha gramma Tam would love to watch Sissy while your gone!!

Kent and Leslie says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 12:35 PM

We thank you for the struggles you both have gone through, sunny times are ahead! Good luck

Corey, Nicole, CJ, and Ben says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 1:04 PM

We're pulling for you guys! Best of luck on a victory!

Dirk says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 1:46 PM

Have fun on your vacation. I hope you win.

Elizabeth says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 1:51 PM

You're a deserving couple! Hope you win!

Stacey says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 1:54 PM

I'd love to see you win!

KIM & DARYL H says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 2:00 PM

YOU HAVE OUR VOTE FROM CHICAGO!!

Heidi says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 2:19 PM

Good luck you two!

Jason and Rachel says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 3:18 PM

We voted for YOU!

Gail W. says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 4:27 PM

What a cute little girl! Hope ya'll win!!!!

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 8:03 PM

Good Luck! Randy, thanks for fighting for our country and putting your life in danger for our freedom! Not many people are willing to do that. THANKS

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Mar 20 at 11:59 PM

I hope you 2 win! You sure deserve this trip! To make some happy wonderful memories! Good luck!

Joyce and Gordon says ... on Saturday, Mar 21 at 1:37 PM

Good Luck! We really hope you win.

Lisa K says ... on Saturday, Mar 21 at 1:50 PM

Your video is is beautiful and so is "Miss Smiley"! My vote is definitely for you!

vickie says ... on Saturday, Mar 21 at 4:51 PM

i will vote for you 2 i think anyone fighting 4 our country deserves a trip good luck

Janet & Greg says ... on Saturday, Mar 21 at 4:52 PM

Mindy & Randy, good luck, we hope you win. God bless you for the sacrifices you've both endured.

Cub Blue says ... on Saturday, Mar 21 at 4:54 PM

Just like the Cubs.....GO MINDY AND RANDY

Rich and Deb says ... on Saturday, Mar 21 at 5:14 PM

Best of luck I hope you win thanks for serving our country.

Anonymous says ... on Saturday, Mar 21 at 7:19 PM

Really good video. We voted for you.

chuck says ... on Saturday, Mar 21 at 8:03 PM

wishing you great luck and a peaceful time in the warm weather

Anonymous says ... on Saturday, Mar 21 at 9:27 PM

Good luck to you guys!!!

Rich and Deb says ... on Sunday, Mar 22 at 12:52 PM

You got our vote

Sandy says ... on Sunday, Mar 22 at 4:27 PM

Thanks for Serving our Country and help keeping us safe. you got my vote

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Mar 22 at 7:14 PM

We think the two of you deserve this trip. You have risked your life twice by going over to Iraq, missed seeing your daughter being born, work different shifts and all. Hope you guys when, from one Marine to another.

Amber says ... on Sunday, Mar 22 at 7:52 PM

I so hope you guys get this!! I got chills when I watched the video! When Randy was holding Mindy and Keirston when he returned home! And We all knew it was his first time holding his little lady! Oh..Just loved it!!

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 5:58 AM

You deserve this trip!! You have my vote :)

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 6:33 AM

Amber said it well......you got my vote

Kent says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 6:34 AM

I just sent an email to my co-workers to vote too. Good luck and thank you.

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 6:38 AM

Wow, what a story! Great video, hope you win.

Steve C. says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 6:57 AM

good luck what a great story

Jessica says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 6:59 AM

Such a touching story, I hope you win and go on a well deserved vacation!

Jayden says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 7:03 AM

I hope you win this vacation. I voted for you.

Adam & Sarah W. says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 7:05 AM

You got our vote! Thank you for the scarifices you've endured.

mush mouth says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 7:09 AM

hope you win

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 7:24 AM

My vote for SURE!

Paul O. says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 7:35 AM

Hope to see such a great couple of kids win this!

Joseph says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 7:36 AM

Good luck!

Dottie and Mike says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 7:40 AM

Good luck Mindy! We hope you and Randy win the contest and get to spend some well deserved time together relaxing in the sun! What a great story.

Ashley says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 7:41 AM

You two are a great inspiration!

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 7:42 AM

You have my vote!

Jason & Elizabeth says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 7:59 AM

We've got our fingers crossed for you!! Hope you win the trip!!

Randy's sister's Lacey and Brittany says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 8:21 AM

Best deserving couple ever!! Crossing our fingers that you win. Love ya!

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 8:23 AM

Week News 25 was there when Randy came home from Iraq! We salute your dedication of service as a marine Randy. God Bless you for looking out for the people of the USA!

Mrs Lodog says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 8:45 AM

I fell in love with a Marine, so you have my vote!!!!

Chad says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 9:20 AM

My brother served in Irag too, thank you for what you did.

Heather says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 9:34 AM

You sound like two awesome people who have been through more than most. I really hope you win. I'll pass along the website to all of my friends and tell them to vote too.

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 9:36 AM

I hopeful for you to win!

Snake says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 9:49 AM

You guys deserve this win!

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 9:52 AM

wishing you the best of luck

Mr. Thompson says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 9:59 AM

You're a much deserving couple!

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 10:15 AM

Best of luck! Marine's rock!

Cindy & Mike P. says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 10:15 AM

You've got our vote!!

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 10:31 AM

Thank you so much for everything you've given up! There are just times when nothing but I HOPE YOU WIN will work. Good luck!

Mr. & Mrs. Simmons says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 11:10 AM

Good luck! Hope you win this vacation! I'll pass along to our friends.

Connie says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 11:58 AM

God bless both of you. I hope you're able to take this vacation and make new and lasting memories.

P Baker says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 12:01 PM

Wishing you all the best! Your story is a very hearwarming story. I hope Randy's able to stay in the country from now on, both of the "women" in his life need him!

Ryan says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 12:03 PM

hey, tried to watch the video, something was wrong and not able to. I did vote, hopefully that'll work.

Connie H says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 12:29 PM

Good luck and have fun! I think you should win!

Annette says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 12:42 PM

Good luck you 2!

John says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 12:46 PM

I hope to see such a deserving couple win this trip!

Seeeester says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 1:00 PM

You've got my vote :) Hope sissy gets to feeling better!!!

Kavita M. says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 1:03 PM

One more vote! Hope they all add up to a winning result for you, good luck.

Howie & Janine says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 1:11 PM

Your got our votes!!

Evan & Sam says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 1:35 PM

You have our vote too!

Kim R. says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 1:48 PM

We hope to see you win, Mindy! Good luck!

Corey L. says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 2:07 PM

My aunt sent me your link. Good luck winning!

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 2:17 PM

God bless both of you! Thank you for your service, Randy!

Avery says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 2:49 PM

Cute video!

jenny says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 3:09 PM

i vote for you two thanks for what you do for our country

chad says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 3:11 PM

good luck i hope you win

vickie says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 3:15 PM

i really hope you win you deserve it for all you do for our country

Jack I. says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 3:17 PM

Good luck to two deserving people!

BILL says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 3:24 PM

GOOD LUCK YOU 2 HOPE YOU WIN

JAY SAYS says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 3:25 PM

GOOD LUCK I WILL VOTE FOR YOU TWO YOU DESERVE A BREAK

BRIAN says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 3:27 PM

I HOPE YOU TWO WIN GOOD LUCK

Katie & Jimmy says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 3:42 PM

What a great video and what a cute little girl! You deserve this trip!

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 3:52 PM

Love your video!

Angee R says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 5:43 PM

Praying for your win!

JIM says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 6:31 PM

HOPE YOU WIN GOOD LUCK

JERRY says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 6:33 PM

GOOD LUCK YOU DESERVE THE TRIP

ROB says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 6:34 PM

HOPE YOU WIN

SHERRY says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 6:35 PM

GOOD LUCK I HOPE YOU WIN

MARY says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 6:41 PM

HOPE YOU WIN GOOD LUCK

JEFF says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 6:51 PM

GOOD LUCK YOU SHOULD WIN

Rich and Deb says ... on Monday, Mar 23 at 7:07 PM

Good luck we enjoyed your video

J & J says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 6:47 AM

You have 2 votes from this little town!

Kurt U. says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 6:56 AM

The two of you are very deserving of winning this trip. God bless you both, and your little girl.

The Klopfenstein's says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 7:00 AM

You got our vote! Wishing you the best of luck.

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 7:16 AM

Wonderful story!

Dan and Beth C. says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 7:20 AM

Very touching story, heartwarming. Good luck!

Mitchell says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 7:24 AM

Hope u win

Riley says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 7:24 AM

You can do it!

Anonymous says says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 7:24 AM

Love ya guys!

Yvette says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 7:25 AM

Good luck!

Kathy & Ron says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 7:47 AM

Hoping you'll win this awesome vacation and get some time alone!

Kimmy says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 8:26 AM

Your video touched my heart. I'm so glad that Randy came home safe and was able to see his little girl. Please hold each other very close and treasure the times together. Good luck!

rose says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 8:44 AM

I VOTE FOR YOU GOOD LUCK

SHIELA says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 8:45 AM

HOPE YOU WIN YOU NEED A BREAK I VOTE FOR YOU

MARK says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 8:48 AM

I LIKED THE VIDEO HOPE YOU WIN

DEBBIE says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 8:50 AM

YOU GUYS ARE A CUTE COUPLE GOOD LUCK

Larry says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 9:00 AM

Meow. I hope you win. :)~

Bethany says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 9:16 AM

I hope you win!!!!!!

Cyndi and Jake says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 9:26 AM

Love your story, hope you win, good luck!

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 10:25 AM

Another vote for you!

Good luck! says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 11:40 AM

Best of luck to you two!!!

Shantel & Grace S. says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 11:42 AM

Hope to see you go to the Caribbean!

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 12:20 PM

We appreciate everything you've gone through, thank you!

Ed & Kathy D. says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 12:52 PM

Good luck, love your video!

Rich and Deb says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 1:20 PM

Good luck

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 2:19 PM

Awesome video, you got my vote!!

DM 09 says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 2:20 PM

Good luck you guys! Hope to see a small-town couple win!

Granny says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 2:56 PM

Good luck to you both!

Renee says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 3:52 PM

Good luck, you deserve a GREAT vacation!

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 3:59 PM

Hello Lord. :)

Herbie S. says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 4:00 PM

i voted for you, good luck

Kyle says ... on Tuesday, Mar 24 at 7:04 PM

Good Luck Guys

Bobbi Jo says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 7:19 AM

Would love to see you win the trip!

Mr & Mrs Cooper says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 7:37 AM

What a deserving couple. Good luck!

Stan says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 7:47 AM

Good luck

Carla W says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 9:01 AM

Good luck you two!

Ellen R. says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 9:13 AM

Thank you for all you've done for our country!

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 9:22 AM

GOOD LUCK

Dan says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 10:16 AM

I hope you win too!

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 10:44 AM

Good luck!!!!!!!!

tom says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 11:12 AM

loved the vidio my vote go to you two

Ali says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 11:23 AM

#####GOOD LUCK######

Ron B says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 12:57 PM

Seem like two pretty good people, good luck.

CC says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 1:05 PM

Great video! I'm so happy the three of you are now together and happy. Good luck!

Fin says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 1:10 PM

Good luck guys!

Taylor K says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 1:40 PM

Cute little girl! Good luck!

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 1:54 PM

I hope Mindy and Randy win this trip!

Sonja R says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 2:25 PM

Good luck to you special young people!

Timmy says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 3:36 PM

Go Mindy and Randy!

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 3:56 PM

You have our vote from Minier!

Rich and Deb says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 6:07 PM

Good Luck You have our Vote

MIKE SAYS says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 6:55 PM

GOOD LUCK HOPE YOU WIN

JILL says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 6:57 PM

HOPE YOU TWO WIN GOOD LUCK

Cox Family says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 10:17 PM

Hope you win!! Thanks for serving our country!

Kim says ... on Wednesday, Mar 25 at 10:51 PM

My husband & I just viewed the video & wish you & your family the best. Thank you for your sacrifices for all of us. Good luck!

Kaki and Kids says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:09 AM

Mindy has always been a sweet blessing to everyone who knows her. Little "Tulip" is a beautiful testament to that. And after all Randy has given our country they BOTH deserve a vacation and much more!!! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!! Best of Luck

Denny says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:15 AM

Good luck to the two of you, what a great couple!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:17 AM

Hope you win!

Fischer says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:21 AM

Great story.. thx for serving our country

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:24 AM

You've definitely got our vote! Oorah!

Dogg says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:49 AM

Just watched your video, great story! You got our vote along with our thanks.....good luck!!!

Dizzy Lizzy says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:51 AM

I so hope you win!

Buckingham says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:53 AM

Thanks for your service and your sacrifices

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 8:00 AM

What a warm hearted story. Thank you all for everything you've given up for your country. I'm one that fully appreciates it.

G & B says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 8:01 AM

Wonderful family story, you got our vote

Natalie & Brad says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 8:46 AM

You got our vote!

The Bauman Family says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 8:51 AM

Your story really touched our hearts. We hope you win and can enjoy some special time together and create some new memories. Good luck

Miller says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 9:34 AM

good luck, hope you win

Franny M says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 10:04 AM

Sweet, sweet video. Made this grandma's heart melt. You got my vote and I'll make sure I tell all of my friends and family to go out and vote. Thank you for all you've scarificed for those of us here.

Elsie says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 10:09 AM

Good luck to your family

Sprague Family says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 10:17 AM

enjoy your vacation, we think you'll win

Linda and Mike says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 10:20 AM

What a story! We're wonderful if you're the same couple that was on the news?? Good luck!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 10:57 AM

Good luck!! We'd love to have you win!!

Larry & Tyler says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 11:05 AM

Good luck to a deserving couple!

Wiltse says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 11:06 AM

I also served for our country, I know what scarficies are made. Thank you, from one service member to another.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 11:30 AM

Wish we could vote more than once! You guys really deserve a nice vacation on a sandy beach! Good luck...

Maher family says says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 11:38 AM

Hope you win!

Eileen R. says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 12:36 PM

Wishing you the best of luck in winning this trip!

Hank T says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 1:21 PM

Great video you guys! You deserve a great vacation!

Renee says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 1:57 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you.......!!!

Earl P says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 3:23 PM

Good job guys, and good luck

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 3:47 PM

Good luck!!! Let me be the first to say, "have fun on your vacaton!"

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 3:52 PM

Let me be the second to say "have fun on your vacation!" :)~ Good luck!!!!!

Pam says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 4:01 PM

Good luck to two very deserving people!!!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 4:03 PM

Bless all three of you for everything you've gone through. Our vote's for you, we really hope you win.

Kirby and family says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 4:26 PM

Good Luck Mindy and Randy, we all hope you win!!!!!!

Peachy Keen says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 4:28 PM

I think it'd be real "peachy" of you guys win!

D Heath says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 4:30 PM

Thank you for the happy ending to your video! She's adorable! Hope you win!

PJ says says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 4:31 PM

Good Luck! Thank you for all you've done

The Larson Family says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 4:51 PM

Good luck, you seem like great people who deserve a vacation!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 6:47 PM

I'd be honored to vote for you!

The Hensens says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 6:55 PM

You know we want you guys to win!!! :)

Rich, Linda & Mason R says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 6:58 PM

Our neice sent us the link to your video. What a brave couple you are. You deserve a relaxing vacation!

Chanjira says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:03 PM

GOOD LUCK

Penny Marshall & Family says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:10 PM

What a wonderful, heartwarming story!! That you for your service to our country and for sacrificing so much. You deserve a nice little get-away together.

Krissy says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:24 PM

You're a deserving couple, hopefully you can go on this trip!

Kami says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:34 PM

Hope you win!

S. Karzmack says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:37 PM

Good luck, great video!

Dwight J says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:41 PM

Hope u win

Rebecca says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:43 PM

Hope you win, Mindy! You deserve it!

Rich and Deb says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 7:45 PM

Keeping our fingers crossed. Good Luck

tiff,dirk,quinton musselman says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 8:37 PM

HEY!!!! we r fellow mackinawers haha. we voted for u! good luck!!!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 9:12 PM

Goooooooood luck!!!!!!!

Denise says ... on Thursday, Mar 26 at 10:46 PM

Hope u guys win. I've know Mindy a short time, I think she is a wonderful person. I think she was a very brave person to go thur having a baby when her husband was servicing in Iraq. Beautiful Family!!!!!

Mindy and Randy says ... on Friday, Mar 27 at 10:00 AM

Thanks to everyone for the comments and votes!!!!!! We appreciate it sooooooo much! What great friends and family we have!

Snoop Dogg says ... on Friday, Mar 27 at 10:42 AM

Wishing you will win!

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Mar 27 at 10:43 AM

Let's send Mindy and Randy on vacation.....PLEASE VOTE!!!

TM says ... on Friday, Mar 27 at 10:55 AM

Wishing you the best of luck from San Franciso, CA!!!!

Linda says ... on Friday, Mar 27 at 10:58 AM

Do you know what time they will annouce the winner? Getting very excited and hope you get the vacation!!

BJ, Kalley, Jackson & Kendra Long says ... on Friday, Mar 27 at 11:46 AM

Hope you guys win, you deserve it! Good Luck!

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Mar 27 at 2:39 PM

I thought we had until midnight to get more votes!! Hopefully there'll be enough.

Gammaw says ... on Friday, Mar 27 at 2:41 PM

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you guys win the trip! It's going to be a long week end waiting to hear.

tm says ... on Saturday, Mar 28 at 11:15 PM

Just checking the web from SF, CA to see if the winners have been announced....Best of luck!!!! Sorry I didn't dd you gramma Tam!!

tm says ... on Sunday, Mar 29 at 2:48 AM

Still checking to see if Mindy and Randy won!!!!! Wishing you the best of luck!!!!

Becky says ... on Sunday, Apr 5 at 4:16 PM

Wow, what a great story! You've got my vote and my admiration!

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